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Olivia Arthur A boat with refugees arriving from Yemen waits in the port of Obock. Those with visas or papers for interviews at embassies can stay on the boat and go on to Djibouti City, the rest must get down a (...)
Olivia Arthur A boat with refugees arriving from Yemen waits in the port of Obock. Those with visas or papers for interviews at embassies can stay on the boat and go on to Djibouti City, the rest must get down a (...)
Olivia Arthur A boat with refugees arriving from Yemen waits in the port of Obock. Those with visas or papers for interviews at embassies can stay on the boat and go on to Djibouti City, the rest must get down a (...)
Olivia Arthur Boys ride their bikes around in the early evening in the Markazi refugee camp in Obock, Djibouti. 2015. . © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Young girls pose for their portraits in the tent of a large family in the Markazi refugee camp. The older women refused to be photographed. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Khalid sits with his children smoking a pipe in the tent that they live in in Markazi refugee camp. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Mohammed Khalid Siad outside the tent that his family had constructed for him in a far corner of the Markazi refugee camp. The extended family live in all the neighboring tents so as to recreate th (...)
Olivia Arthur Young girls pose for their portraits in the tent of a large family in the Markazi refugee camp. The older women refused to be photographed. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Refugees make phone calls home as couresy of a Red Crescent program at the Markazi refugee camp in Obock. Each family is granted a 3 minute call to the number of their choice. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Children play on the swings in the centre of the Markazi refugee camp. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur A refugee in Markazi Camp shows off the fish he had previously caught in the sea just down from the camp. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Helping to distribute rations from the world food program centre to people's tents across the camp in the Markazi refugee camp. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Families in the Markazi refugee camp queue to get their rations from the world food programme distribution centre. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Ashgan and Afal playing in a hammock inside the tent they live in in the Markazi refugee camp. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Medina, a refugee from Eritrea, pours water on her son Fadel's ankle which has become swollen and prevents him from walking. They are some of the very few refugees in the camp, nearly all others ar (...)
Olivia Arthur Hanam Ismail, a refugee from Yemen, sitting in her tent in the Markazi Refugee camp in Obock. The green tents were provided by the king of Saudi Arabia. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Refugees arrive at the Red Crescent tent to make phone calls to home as part of the Family Links programme. Each family is granted a 3 minute call to the number of their choice. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Refugees from the Markazi Camp in Obock go fishing just don the hill from the camp. The fish they catch provides their families with food as well as something to sell in the camp and earn an income (...)
Olivia Arthur A young man at the IOM Migrant centre outside Obock who has travelled from Ethiopia to attempt the crossing to Yemen and go to look for work in the Gulf. Having lost their money to the smugglers th (...)
Olivia Arthur Refugees arrive at the Red Crescent tent to make phone calls to home as part of the Family Links programme. Each family is granted a 3 minute call to the number of their choice. Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Young men at the IOM Migrant centre outside Obock who have travelled from Ethiopia to attempt the crossing to Yemen and go to look for work in the Gulf. Having lost their money to the smugglers the (...)
Olivia Arthur Shoes left outside the mosque during the Friday prayer service at the Markazi refugee camp outside Obock, Djibouti. 2015. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Young men celebrate International Migrant Day at the Migrant centre outside Obock. The men have travelled from Ethiopia to attempt the crossing to Yemen and go to look for work in the Gulf. Having (...)