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Afrah Nasser

Yemen Researcher

Human Rights Watch

Afrah Nasser is a researcher at Human Rights Watch, investigating humanitarian law violations and human rights abuses in Yemen. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she was a blogger, an independent journalist, and analyst reporting on Yemen’s social and political changes for over a decade.

Nasser is the recipient of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society Organization’s 2017 Eldh-Ekblads Peace Prize, the Pennskaft Prize in 2016, the Swedish Publicists Club’s 2014 Dawit Issak Prize, and the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award in 2017. Her blog, created during Yemen’s 2011 uprisings, has won her the recognition of CNN and Al-Monitor as one of the most influential blogs in the Middle East for her coverage of human rights.

Nasser holds a BA in English linguistics from Sana’a University and an MA in communication from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.