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Middle-East – Hope/lesness


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🗓️ Dates: March 21 to May 26, 2024

🕘 1PM to 5PM

Open Tuesday to Sunday

📍 Location: Geopolis Center - Rue des Tanneurs 58-60 - 1000 Brussels

✔️ Free admission / free price

In collaboration with Géopolis, Médecins Sans Frontières presents the exhibition: Middle-East – Hope/lesness?

The exhibition looks back on a decade of turmoil in the Middle East, from the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt to the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and now Gaza.

Through the eyes of 7 photographers: Sameer Al Doumy, Ameer Al Halbi, Guillaume Binet, Giles Duley, Nanna Heitmann, Moises Saman and Mohammed A. contribute through their photographic work to Médecins Sans Frontières' mission to bear witness to the suffering of people in the Middle East.

Initiated at the end of 2010, the Tunisian revolution brought in its wake a series of popular uprisings that shook the Middle East, from Egypt to Syria, via Yemen and many other countries.

In Syria, peaceful demonstrations were swiftly and bloodily suppressed by Bashar Al-Assad's regime.

In December 2011, US forces announce their withdrawal from Iraq, ending almost nine years of foreign occupation and leaving a country in civil war, plagued by assassinations and bomb attacks. A few years later, taking advantage of the destabilization linked to the wars in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" extending over the territories it controlled, from Mosul to Rakka.

These different chapters in recent Middle Eastern history are told in this collective multimedia exhibition through the lives and stories of the war-wounded cared for at MSF's Amman hospital, a unique place at the crossroads of these conflicts.

The recent clashes in the Gaza Strip are also the subject of the exhibition thanks to never-before-seen photos