On the Brink of an Abyss

South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011 as a part of a peace deal that ended decades of war. But Ethnic violence has plagued the new country.

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Floods in Gaza

During December 2013 a strong torrential rain hit Gaza, causing a flood where more than 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes and hosted in temporary shelters without electricity or toilets. The winter storm, called Alexa exacerbated the drastic situation of Gaza's 1.8 million people.

By |April 19, 2014|Comments Off on Floods in Gaza

Rojava

In October 2013 I spent 3 weeks in Kurdistan, just days before Iraq closed its border with Syria. I stayed most of time in a Syrian section called Rojava, which 2 milion Kurds call home and where a de facto Kurdish government was established just one month afterward.

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Prisoners of their own mind

Défilé de Beudet Hospital represents one of the two crumbling psychiatric facilities in Haiti. The current hospital's conditions don't allow patients to receive the necessary treatments and let them live as caged animals, prisoners of their own minds.

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#occupygezy

Between the end of May and the whole month of June 2013, Turkey faced the largest anti-government protest since the AKP takeover, more than a decade ago.

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The War in Mali

In January 2013 France announced its military intervention in Mali to reclaim territory seized by Islamist rebels. As French airstrikes drove militants back and ground troops reclaimed town after town, I traced their advance from the country's western front line to the north.

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Battle to Death

'Battle to death' documents the epicenter of the Syrian civil war in the streets of the northern city of Aleppo where residents suffered a brutal human toll from daily fighting.

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Dispatches from South Sudan

In June 2012 I went to South Sudan to document the challenges the country was facing after its declared independence: millions of displaced people hoping to return home, 50 years of neglected infrastructure, massive food shortage.

By |July 3, 2012|Comments Off on Dispatches from South Sudan

Trans Asia Express

Turkey and Iran are connected by the Trans Asia Express, a train that leaves from Istanbul, crosses Western Iran, and, almost 3000 kilometers and 66 hours later, ends up in Tehran.

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The Longest Ongoing War

About 40% of Burma's population belongs to ethnic groups. Karen are roughly 7% of Burmese population, approximately 50 million of people. Karen people are represented by Karen National Union (KNU), a political organization with an armed wing, Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), that has been fighting the Burmese government since 1949 in the world longest ongoing conflict.

By |March 28, 2012|Comments Off on The Longest Ongoing War

Burmese Ping Pong Exodus

In November 2010 about 20,000 Burmese refugees escaped from the armed conflicts between Burmese army and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DBKA) happening Karen State by crossing Thai - Burmese border. The 8th November's one was 2010's biggest Burmese refugees' exodus.

By |March 26, 2012|Comments Off on Burmese Ping Pong Exodus

Workshop Prothesis

Mae Tao Clinic run by Maw Keh - ex Karen warrior - provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. Maw Keh calls this department 'Workshop Prosthesis'.

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Abruzzo Earthquake

On April, 6th at 3.32 am, a 6.2 tremor with an epicentre between Onna and L'Aquila hit Abruzzo. Many buildings were damaged, and many historic buildings collapsed, causing the death of 307 people and the evacuating of 80.000 in over 100 tents camp.

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Nose Job

Iran is the first country by number of nasal plastic surgeries, or Nose Jobs. Walking in Iranian cities, it is common to spot young middle class people showing the typical signs of a nose job. What apparently is an aesthetic value, reveals indeed the strong conflicts of the Iranian society.

By |March 24, 2012|Comments Off on Nose Job

Post Mubarak Elections

The Egyptian Revolution brought Hosni Mubarak's regime to an end and caused his flee from the country. However the Egyptians continued to demonstrate, accusing the new government of persevering with Mubarak's politics and urging the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to hand over power to a transitional civilian government.

By |March 24, 2012|Comments Off on Post Mubarak Elections

Uprising in Athens

On the 28th, 29th of June Greek citizens went on 48 hours general strike in the main squares of the largest cities in the country.

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Iranian Generation

In the last 30 years, many changes affected the Islamic republic of Iran. Starting from 1979’s revolution, and the creation of a new republic, the Sharia, a word from the Koran, became the only law. In this day and age Iran is a country of great contrasts, where western countries' values increasingly sneaked in and merged with Islam, under the pressure of global policies.

By |March 23, 2012|Comments Off on Iranian Generation

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