This round-table discussion aims at addressing one of the elements that underpins the exhibition One of many stories: Yemen’s current war situation.
Since the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, the military offensive conducted by the Houthis against Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government has been intensifying in order to push back the transitional process that has been initiated under the latter’s presidency in 2012. In 2015, the resignation of both the President and the government precipitated the country in an unprecedented crisis. “Decisive Storm”; a military intervention led by Saudi Arabia with the support of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrein, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan was launched during the night from March 25 to March 26, 2015. Today, the bombings persist, the Yemeni historical heritage is being destroyed by military attacks, and the number of civil victims increases while corpses continue accumulating in some of the streets of the country. The ongoing bombings continue to diminish the prospect that the conflict would end rapidly. The speakers of this round-table discussion will bring to conversation elements that contextualize the ongoing bombings in Yemen. They will also contextualize, from their own area of expertise, a close-reading of some of the documents that are displayed in the exhibition.