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A Homemade Museum for Yemeni Refugees in Djibouti

The desert plain between the Gulf of Aden and the Mabla Mountains, in northern Djibouti, is a rutted landscape of ochre sand and rocks, dotted with gnarled acacia trees. In summer, it is swept by dust storms with wind speeds as high as forty miles an hour, known as the khamsin, and temperatures can top a hundred and twenty degrees. Here, in a refugee camp called Markazi, near the town of Obock, around a thousand Yemenis, who fled civil war in their country, are housed in a cluster of tents and white huts, surrounded by a chain-link fence.
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