Picturing Aden’s Fragile Recovery


After visiting Aden with a Crisis Group team doing field research and advocacy in Yemen’s interim capital, our Yemen expert Peter Salisbury shares his images of a city struggling to get back on its feet nearly four years after Huthi forces were pushed out.

  • Peter Salisbury
  • ICG

Four years after war reached and devastated Aden, Yemen’s southern port city is finally experiencing a fragile recovery.

The battle for Aden was pivotal in the early struggle for Yemen in 2015, when Huthi (aka Ansar Allah) fighters, who were then aligned with forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, reached the…

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