/ 2021 / Press / War

Migrants and Refugees in Yemen.

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/War
  • Company
    UN/OCHA
  • Photographer
    Giles Clarke
  • Credit
    Giles N Clarke

The site of lonely figures in the burning desert are some of the tens of thousands of East African migrants and refugees — mainly from Ethiopia and Somalia — who head north, braving the dangers of war-torn Yemen in search of a better life in Saudi Arabia. Some 38,000 landed in 2020 according to UN figures.
They arrive on Yemen's south coast in rickety boats from smuggling ports in Djibouti and Somalia before beginning the long and dangerous trek through the war-torn country.

Many are detained and held for ransom as distant families in Africa scrabble to wire funds for their release.

Giles Clarke is a photojournalist with Getty Images Reportage based in New York City focusing almost entirely on humanitarian and conflict issues.

His work has been featured by The United Nations (OCHA), American Photography (AP)33/35 Annual Publication, The New York Times, Amnesty International, CNN, The Guardian, Global Witness, TIME, The New Yorker, The Sony World Photo Awards, National Press Photographers Association, Paris Match and Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan.

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Awards 2019: Best Of American Photography - AP35 book - Selected Images-Yemen In Crisis

2018: Philip Jones Griffiths Award - Finalist - Yemen: Proxy War Turmoil

2018: World Report Award - 2nd Place, Single Shot Award

2018: Imagely Fund - Winner - Yemen In Crisis

2018: Sony World Photography Awards - Finalist, Current Affairs & News Category - Yemen In Crisis

2018: Allard Photo Prize - Winner - Yemen In Crisis

2017: Lucie Foundation: International Photography Awards - 1st Place, Deeper Perspective Award - Yemen In Crisis

2017: Verzasca Photo Awards - Finalist - Yemen In Crisis

2017: Mobile Photo Awards - Grand Prize Winner

2016: Allard Photo Prize - Winner - Toxic Trespass, Bhopal

2016: National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism - 1st Prize, Environmental Picture Story - Waste In Time, Haiti

2016: National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism - 2nd Prize, Contemporary Issues Story - Toxic Trespass, Bhopal

2016: Sony World Photography Awards - Finalist, Campaign Category - Toxic Trespass, Bhopal

2016: PDN Storytellers - Winner, Environmental Story - Waste In Time, Haiti

2016: Pictures of the Year International POYI- Award of Excellence - Toxic Trespass, Bhopal