HEADLINES

Photos: Tell Stories Of Coping And Resilience In Yemen

Rowaida Abdelaziz (October 21, 2015). Huffington Post. Photos by Thana Faroq.

A group of children photographed while exploring the empty streets A group of children photographed while exploring the empty streets. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

The images most often associated with Yemen today are those of war, poverty and dire humanitarian crises. Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq, who is based in Sana’a, set out to prove that life exists beyond the war.

On her Facebook page ‘Everyday Yemen‘, she collects stunning images of life beyond the fighting — vendors laughing in the market, children giggling on a curb, a game of darts in the streets.

Yemen was once a pivotal crossroads for travel and commerce, flourishing as a center of the textile and spice trades.

The country is considered the birthplace of coffee and continues to celebrate rich customs and traditions, including creating impressive works of literature and theater.

The purpose was to show that love and peace could exist amidst destruction and death,” Faroq said (in an email to Huffington Post).

“I aimed to tell stories of coping and resilience and that ordinary people could be heroes as well.”

These rare images are a reminder of the beauty of everyday life in Yemen despite the brutal war. Take a look at the heartwarming images below, which continue to prove that life exists beyond the war. [01]

Two children giggle as they talk. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two children giggle as they talk. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two children giggle as they talk.

For 100 days I’ve been documenting stolen moments of peace. Some I presented and some I had kept, some were captured by camera and other were appreciated by the eyes. Here’s another one for tonight of hope and life we continue having passion for

For 100 days I’ve been documenting stolen moments of peace. Some I presented and some I had kept, some were captured by camera and other were appreciated by the eyes. Here’s another one for tonight of hope and life we continue having passion for. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

The strangest thing I’ve ever heard about a cotton candy: “ Would you like one, it’s good for the hair & skin!! ” This kid is one of the real warriors. He’s always there near Alkumim center in spite of the escalating conflict with a fighting spirit and great marketing skills:)

The strangest thing I’ve ever heard about a cotton candy: “ Would you like one, it’s good for the hair & skin!! ”This kid is one of the real warriors. He’s always there near Alkumim center in spite of the escalating conflict with a fighting spirit and great marketing skills. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two young vendors arrange date products at market in the old Sana'a for Ramadan." the date we sell here is the best. You won't find like it in the whole world" (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Two young vendors arrange date products at market in the old Sana’a for Ramadan. “The date we sell here is the best. You won’t find like it in the whole world”. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

For this kid to carry bread under this hard conditions has become a sign of life and hope for those who see him.

For this kid to carry bread under this hard conditions has become a sign of life and hope for those who see him. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Father says life teaches you many lessons to grow mature&strong and that what we are going through is just the hardest one

Father says life teaches you many lessons to grow mature and strong and that what we are going through is just the hardest one. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children enjoy a downpour on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children enjoy a downpour on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Young people play a game on Jamal Street in Sanaa on June 15, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Young people play a game on Jamal Street in Sanaa on June 15, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

An image of playful kids taken in the old Sana'a. We teach life (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

An image of playful kids taken in the old Sana’a. We teach life. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

We'll never forget how to smile! (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

We’ll never forget how to smile! (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

How do I look Beautiful) at Almazrraq Camp. (Photo by Eman Alawami).

How do I look Beautiful? at Almazrraq Camp. (Photo by Eman Alawami).

One of the grain grinders in town is about to shut down due to the absence of electricity and fuel. "This should be the busiest time of the year as the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and people rush to grind their flour!" he says. "I keep turning people away and you can imagine how my income has been affected." (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

One of the grain grinders in town is about to shut down due to the absence of electricity and fuel. “This should be the busiest time of the year as the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and people rush to grind their flour!” he says. “I keep turning people away and you can imagine how my income has been affected.(Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Neighbors and friends gather for breakfast during an airstrike, April 2, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Neighbors and friends gather for breakfast during an airstrike, April 2, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Without electricity, many residents turn to book shops like this one, seen on May 10, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Without electricity, many residents turn to book shops like this one, seen on May 10, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

After seeing his photo, this man said, I look damn handsome. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

After seeing his photo, this man said, “I look damn handsome.” (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

From stolen moments of peace Friends met today for tea time at one of the beautifully decorated cafes in Sanaa We deserve to live (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Friends met today for tea time at one of the beautifully decorated cafes in Sana’a. We deserve to live. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children play outside, May 30, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Children play outside, May 30, 2015. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

It often stops me stores that still provide traditional clothing, only to realize how beautiful things were back then. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

It often stops me stores that still provide traditional clothing, only to realize how beautiful things were back then. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

At a market on May 25, 2015. Print our photo and bring it with you the next time, the men say. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).2

At a market on May 25, 2015. Print our photo and bring it with you the next time, the men say. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Three men sit in the old city of Sanaa on April 19, 2015. "œWe are enjoying our cup of tea under the melody of those stupid jets hovering all over," one says. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

Three men sit in the old city of Sanaa on April 19, 2015. “œWe are enjoying our cup of tea under the melody of those stupid jets hovering all over,” one says. (Photo/ quote: Thana Faroq).

🔝

Visit Thana Faroq’s Facebook page ‘Everyday Yemen‘, where she collects stunning images of life beyond the fighting.

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • Yemen woman in bright scarf and hat, "War humiliated my daughter." Aunt Khemissa argument.
  • A 29-year-old woman who was raped in October 2015 by peacekeepers stationed in Bambari, Central African Republic. © 2015 Lewis Mudge/Human Rights Watch
  • The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) will receive $20 million – under the Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) – to establish and operate the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies. January 13, 2006. (Photo: Adam Scotti). AlistairReignBlog.com
  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, with more than 40 percent of people living below the poverty line Reuters
  • Yesterday I re-blogged two article's suggesting that Donald Trump announced his candidacy as a ruse to help Hillary Clinton secure the title of President of The United States. When a friend first emailed me a link to the article by J.K. Trotter published in the Gawker, I brushed it off as too far-fetched, However, I recently changed my mind, and I will explain why I doubt Donald Trump's campaign started as a legit quest for the presidency.
  • Paramedics rush to the scene at the capital of Faso terrorist attack by Al-Qiada on January 15, 2016. The attack comes less than two months after a terrorist attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako on November 20 in which 20 people died including 14 foreigners.
  • Documentary: Part One - A Year In Space With Scott Kelly
  • Although the ISIS terrorist network has claimed to have hacked Department of Defense networks to gain personal information, it is fairly obvious much of the information came from social media websites. Individuals who are becoming targeted victims handed the required details over to the individuals calling for the attacks. Users of social media websites are urged to use caution whenever they are online to avoid attracting attention to themselves or inadvertently providing easily accessible information that could be turned into targeting data.
  • Mission The Islamic State are trying to create 'a state that does not recognise the previous borders of Iraq or Syria,' said Dr. Anne Aly, a Research Fellow at Curtin University. (Photo/source: Daily Mail Australia).
  • The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is amongst 17 organizations and two individuals that sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today (January 5, 2016) urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and several other demonstrators from the country’s marginalized Eastern Province. On October 24 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court ratified the death sentence issued to Sheikh Nimr in October 2014. Since September, the Saudi criminal justice system has also ratified the death sentences of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher, three men arrested as minors in 2012 for their protest activity.
  • A question I have been asked many times since I began covering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen; who is taking care of the war orphans in Yemen? It appears the world has forgotten them, perhaps because they are not considered refugee orphans, nobody is paying attention to the gross crimes against these little ones - committed at the hands of an invading regime - Saudi Arabia.. children isleep nside a pitt in the ground, it is now normal for adults to put children to sleep in a large hole to ptotect child from snipers andcluster bombs that spray shrapnel Yemen.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees to Canada late Thursday night at Pearson International airport
  • American socialist organisation, the BPP, which at its height reached around 5,000 members, before disintegrating due to a campaign of state terror and internal problems.. Free Huey Newton, Black Panther Rally San Francisco, May 1, 1969.
  • Ronald Reagan meets Afghan Mujahideen Commanders at the White House in 1985.

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Who is PM Stephen Harper
  • Includes Meryl Streep's full Golden Globe speech, a peek at her stage performance where she play Donald Trump, SAG Speeches: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin and others, as well as talk show host's comments and interviews. Tied together with indie music and skits of Peter Griffin of Family Guy playing Donald Trump.
  • Take Our Poll: Come on in and tell us who haunted your nightmares! Which vampire had the most ferocious fangs?
  • Donald Trump for President
  • Where's Steve - Satire Cartoon
  • Way-Back Machine: Who Owned It Best? Come on in and pick out your favorite Dracula cape! Who flaunted the full-length cape better than the rest?
  • What Donald Would Do!
  • Britney Spears Looking Hot in black leather in Toxic music video. who was sexiest? Britney in Toxic or Taylor Swift in Bad Blood
  • GOP Caption winner first place on AlistairReignBlog.com
  • Donald Trump will save the day
  • Donald Trump and I Lama Crazy. alistairreignblog.com
  • Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled files stolen from Iran,

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.