DIY Museum in a Refugee Camp

Abdillahi Bashraheel, a refugee from the war in Yemen, goes out walking every day around a UN refugee camp in Djibouti, collecting objects for his found art installation, which he calls a museum of curiosities.

Refugee camp museum

Photo © UNHCR/A.Abdelkhalek

I heard this amazingly cheerful man talking about his project on a segment from the New Yorker Radio Hour.

His museum is somewhat famous. It has been featured in the Somaliland Informer, Canadian Coin News, and on the UNHCR website. There’s also a slideshow of photographs and accompanying article at the New Yorker.

Niarchos-Djibouti-2-690Photo by Lex Niarchos

~ by lolarusa on March 24, 2018.

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