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Morgann Barbara Pernot is a researcher and doctoral student in sociology and anthropology at Iris – EHESS (Paris). Her work focuses on Yemeni women’s migration to Djibouti and the Horn of Africa and has involved six months of fieldwork in Djibouti. She is a fellow of the French Collaborative Institute on Migration (CI Migration) and the French Center for Ethiopian and Horn of Africa Studies (CFEE). She holds master’s degrees in political science and sociology of the Middle East from Sciences Po and has studied Arabic in Egypt and Jordan.

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The Evolution of Yemeni Migration to Djibouti

April 14, 2022
In the early 20th century Djibouti was a French colony, separated from Yemen by the 32-kilometer Bab al-Mandeb Strait. When the colony needed labor for economic development and the construction of a new port in Djibouti city, they called on Yemeni builders, farmers and sailors. Most workers came from the Tihama region on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, …