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Frustration and Defiance in Aleppo
Aleppo
By rami.zien
16 Feb 2016

A survivor in the rebel-held area of Aleppo expresses frustration at international support for their cause and defiance in the face of the latest assault by forces of the Assad government.

Ibrahim, Citizen:

On the latest updates we here in the Castello area of Aleppo I can say that there is kind of a drop in the fighting (FSA) brigades are bringing against this big offensive. They (the FSA) are not being strict in taking the decision to stop this farce and save us from the force that is threatening us everyday to cut the main road of Aleppo. I wish that everyone in Aleppo, civilians and fighters, would come up with a solution to stop this farce that is threatening the people inside Aleppo and specifically the liberated areas. We are subject to threatens day and night. As they say, the mother of a threatened person doesn’t sleep, however a mother of a dead person sleeps. Where are the solutions to stop the threatens? Where is the FSA? Why is it absent? What will it do? He (The FSA) is available with us in all the liberated areas that might be under siege at anytime, hopefully not but this is the truth for now.

03:34
Our situation now is a result of the dirty political money and I hope that this stops at some point.

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Question: What about the support from Saudi Arabia and Turkey?

Answer: It is only words, saying that they support the Syrian people. however we have been left alone.

Question: what about the ceasefire?

Answer: Nothing at all. In fact every time there is a ceasefire and there are talks to interfere in the Syrian war, more people die. Just leave us alone! We do not want support from anybody. In fact we are able to manage ourselves and we will be fine. We do not want anyone saying that we support the Syrian people. The Syrian people are standing alone and no one supports us. All what we ask you is to provide us with anti-aircraft weapons or a decision that imposes a no-fly zone, and we can deal with the rest. We can give you their dead bodies and their heads in coffins made in Aleppo.

Question: What about the Russian offensives on your city?

Answer: They are trying to push the citizens to leave and abandon their hometown in Aleppo, They want to change the demographics of the area and replace the original citizens with new ones. They want to spread fear all over the area as if they are telling us to revolt against the fighting brigades in our city. They are pushing the situation to be more complex in forcing us to flee our lands and change the demographics. The Rojava area is the biggest proof of what they are trying to do. This is proof that they are pushing Syria towards division.

Question: Why are you still here and have not taken refuge elsewhere yet?

Answer: This is my hometown, where do you want me to move? This is my town and I will keep defending it in my own way and by all the means available to me to do so until I die or win.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Deploys Forces in...
Aden, Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
04 Aug 2015

August 4, 2015
Aden, Yemen

Saudi-Led coalition deploys more forces in the coastal city of Aden.

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The War on Houthis Caused Destriction...
Saada, Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
28 Jul 2015

July 29, 2016
Saada, Yemen

Video shows damage caused by the Saudi-Led coalition airstrikes on districts of Saada.

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The Saudi-led Coalition Targets the A...
sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
07 Jun 2015

June 8, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

Video shows aftermath of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that struck the Houthi controlled army headquarters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Sunday morning.
The Houthi-run Yemeni news agency, Saba, said that the Saudi-led coalition conducted four raids before sunrise, which left at least 44 dead and more than 100 injured.

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ِAftermath of Clashes in Saada, Yemen
Tuwailiq
By Dhaifallah Homran
26 May 2015

Saada, Yemen
May 26, 2015

Video shows Houthi fighters in the area of Tuwailiq near the border with Saudi Arabia. This area witnessed clashes between Houthi fighters and allied Yemeni government forces on one side and Saudi forces on the other.

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Explosion in Ammunition Depot in Sanaa
Sanaa,Yemen
By Majdi Sultan Al-Howidy
18 May 2015

This video shows an explosion of an ammunition depot in the capital Sanaa on 9 May 2015.

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Moroccan Warplane Downed Over Yemen 01
Saada
By Dhaifallah Homran
10 May 2015

Photos obtained from a Houthi fighter showing what is alleged to be a section of wreckage from a Moroccan fighter jet which the Houthis claim they shot down over Saada, Yemen on Sunday, May 10.
According to a news report the Moroccan military says the jet went missing at 6pm Sunday. The report says the pilot of another fighter jet said he could not see if the pilot of the downed aircraft had ejected.

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Moroccan Warplane Downed Over Yemen 02
Saada
By Dhaifallah Homran
10 May 2015

Photos obtained from a Houthi fighter showing what is alleged to be a section of wreckage from a Moroccan fighter jet which the Houthis claim they shot down over Saada, Yemen on Sunday, May 10.
According to a news report the Moroccan military says the jet went missing at 6pm Sunday. The report says the pilot of another fighter jet said he could not see if the pilot of the downed aircraft had ejected.

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Airstrikes Hit Yemen Former President...
Sanaa, Yemen
By Majdi Sultan Al-Howidy
09 May 2015

This video shows an alleged Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Yemen former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's house, located on Algeria Street in the capital Sanaa on 10 May 2015.

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Heavy Fire Exchange between Saudi For...
Akifa
By Dhaifallah Homran
06 May 2015

Akifa, Najran, Saudi Arabia

May 6, 2015

Footage recorded by a camera mounted on a captured Saudi military vehicle shows heavy exchange of gunfire at night between Saudi soldiers and Yemeni tribal fighters loyal to the Houthis.

According to a Transterra Media contributor, Yemeni tribal fighters crossed the border and took over a military post in the border area of Akifa. Fighters reportedly captured the Saudi military vehicle on which the camera had been mounted. The contributor, quoting Yemeni tribal fighters who took part in the clashes, said that Saudi helicopters bombed the military post to drive the fighters out.

The official spokesperson of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm, Brigadier-General Ahmed Asiri, was quoted by media reports as saying that Houthi fighters fired mortar shells and rockets in the area of Najran. However, he did not mention the occurrence of ground clashes.

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Sex Tourism: The Philippines' "Superm...
Angeles City, Philippines
By David Tacon
27 Apr 2015

Known as the ‘supermarket of sex’, Angeles City’s Fields Avenue red light strip in the Philippines originally arose to service the former Clark US Air Force Base in the Philippines. Today solo male travelers, mainly from all over Asia (but mainly South Korea), Australia, United States, Europe and the Middle East constitute the bulk of arrivals at Clark Airport, the former military airport. Men flock to Fields Avenue bars and nightclubs filled with young women from impoverished rural areas – women with little education and few prospects. For around US$70 the men pay a bar fine (locally known as an Early Work Release) to take a young woman back to their hotel. The women keep a third of this fee. Prices are considerably lower away from the main bar strip.

The booming industry in sex tourism in the Philippines since the closure of Clark Air Force Base has left behind a generation of children, many of whom have never known and will never know their fathers.

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Houthis Protest against Saudi-led Air...
Ibb, Yemen
By Wahib Mashrah
13 Apr 2015

The video shows Houthi civilians and fighters protested against the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the city of Ibb on Monday, April 13th.

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Family Killed after Alleged Airstrike...
Ibb, Yemen
By Wahib Mashrah
13 Apr 2015

The video shows the aftermath of an alleged coalition airstrike that hit a civilian house in the city of Ibb on Monday, April 13th. Civilians gathered at the site to help with the rescue efforts.
According to witnesses, 13 members of the same family died when the top floor was hit by a missile, collapsing the building. People then marched on the streets protesting against the airstrikes.

The airstrike targeted a sports hall and severely damaged adjacent residential buildings. The spokesperson for the Saudi-led military campaign Brigadier-General Ahmad al-Assiri said in a recent statement that Houthi fighters are using sports facilities to store ammunition.

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Injured
01:30

Interviewer: May you be healed. What happened to you?
Injured Man: [UNINTELLIGIBLE]
Interviewer: Do you live near the stadium?

[UNINTELLIGIBLE]

02:54- 05:04
NAT Sound (Arabic) People cheering at a pro-Houthi rally

“We shall sacrifice our soul and blood for you, Yemen.” “One Yemeni blood.” “O cowardly Saudi, you are an agent of the Americans.” “One Yemeni people; one Yemeni army.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Jamil Qassem Abdu Hizam Bu-Hussein, A relative of the victims
05:04 – 05:58

“The victims… Interviewer: Your name, your name…
“My name is Jamil Qassem Abdu Hizam Bu-Hussein. The victims are members of Abdu Ali Mohammad Hizam Bu-Hussein’s family, my cousin. There were 13 people in the house. Today we took five of them out, we also took two girls out yesterday while the remaining ones are under the rubble. Interviewer: What is your message to the House of Saud?
My message to the house of Saud is that they are damned for eternity. Thanks be to God for what happened. God willing, we shall shake the ground under the Saudis.”

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Yemen Videos (April 11 - April 17)
Yemen
By MENA Desk
12 Apr 2015

A collection of videos from the war in Yemen from April 11th to April 17th.

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Gunmen Fire at Houthi Positions in Aden
Aden, Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
12 Apr 2015

South Yemen militia fighters fire at Houthi rebels from their positions in the southern city of Aden on Sunday, April 12th.

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Airstrikes Hit Several Targets in Ade...
Aden, Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
12 Apr 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes targeted alleged Houthi positions in the outskirts of the southern city of Aden on Sunday, April 12th. Smoke could be seen rising from the hills surrounding Aden where Houthi rebels are said to be positioned.

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Empty Street in Aden with Explosion
Aden, Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
12 Apr 2015

An empty street in the southern city of Aden was hit by an explosion on Sunday, April 12th.

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Tribal Forces in Hadramawt Defy Houthis
Thamoud
By Amged Sabeeh
10 Apr 2015

April 10, 2014
Hadramawt, Yemen

Dozens of armed men from the Awamer clans paraded against the Houthis in Hawarem, a desert area in the southern Yemeni province of Hadramawt near the border with Saudi Arabia.
This video shows the tribesmen driving a convoy of pickup trucks and SUVs that carry the Awamer tribal flag in a desert area while brandishing rifles, machineguns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The men are then seen forming a circle and chanting, as well as shooting their weapons in the air.
The footage also includes an interview with Saleh al-Ameri, a leader of the Awamer clans, in which he declares his tribe’s solidarity with Gulf countries “against any aggression.”

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Saleh al-Ameri, A leader of the Awamer clans
07:48 – 08:47

“The Awamer tribes have gathered today. We met here in Hawarem in order to discuss what is going on in the country in general. We have expressed our willingness to adopt the position of the area’s tribes – the tribes in Hadramawt province – in order to defend the country against any aggression. In fact, the security of our country is related to the security of entire Yemen as well as neighboring countries. We, the people of Gulf countries, are prepared to fulfil our duty in defending our homeland. You have doubtless seen these gatherings that have come from everywhere to declare that they are united against any aggression or sabotage that could target our country. We are prepared to defend our homeland. Peace be upon you.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Tribal Fighter
08:47 – 08:57

The Awamer tribes have convened in the desert. God willing, we shall safeguard the security of the desert against any aggression. We shall push any aggression back, God willing.”

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Yemen Videos (March 30 - April 10)
Yemen
By MENA Desk
09 Apr 2015

A collection of videos from the war in Yemen from March 30th to April 10th.

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Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Milita...
Sanaa
By assamawy
09 Apr 2015

The Saudi-led coalition bombed a Houthi military base at Faj Attan district in the capital Sanaa on April 9, 2015 between 4:30PM and 5:00PM.

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Clashes and Damage in Mualla Near Aden
North 1, Shaykh Uthman,Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
07 Apr 2015

Aden, Yemen
April 10, 2015

Video of clashes and aftermath of shelling in the southern Yemeni city of Mualla near Aden.

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Kashmir's Shiites Protest Yemen Airst...
Srinagar
By Umar Mehraj
03 Apr 2015

Dozens of Shiite Muslim protesters marched through the city of Srinagar in Indian administered Kashmir on Friday April 3, 2015 to demonstrate against the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. The Protesters chanted anti-America and Israel slogans.

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Coalition Air Strikes Targeting al-Da...
al-Dali, Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
31 Mar 2015

For the first time Saudi-led coalition air strikes target the 33rd Armored Brigade, loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and backed up by the Houthis, in the town of Al-Dali, local sources say.

The video shows 33rd Armored Brigade positions minutes before the attack and then air strikes hitting the Jarbaa military base in Al-Dali, which the 33rd Brigade has taken over.

The 33rd Armored Brigade, along with Houthi militants, have been attacking the town of Al-Dali for the past few days but have been met with fierce resistance from al-Herak al-Janubi (‘Southern Movement’) separatists who have prevented them from entering the town.

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Large Explosion from Night Air Raid i...
Nuqum Military Base
By Abdulrahman
29 Mar 2015

March 29, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

30 second video shows a huge explosion from a Saudi-led coalition night airstrike on the Nuqum military base in eastern Sanaa.
The Houthis seized control over this strategic military base on December 18, 2014.

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Warplanes Hit Houthis in Western Yeme...
Hodeidah, Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
27 Mar 2015

Hodeidah, Yemen
March, 27th

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition targeted the western Port of Salif, close to the city of Hodeidah, which is under the control of Houthi rebels. This video shows Houthi military vehicles and equipment destroyed by airstrikes carried out on Friday, March 27th. Fire and smoke plumes can be seen consuming what appears to be radar and missile launch pads. Installations were also damaged.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
25 Feb 2015

February 25, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Robert, 18 months, and his mother, Mylene, 37, at their home in Balibago. Mylene used to recruit girls from Manila for work in Angles City red light district and met Robert's father a US citizen while at Owl's Nest, a go go bar in Fields Avenue. After a 20 month relationship with the 55 year old three-time divorcess who lives in the Philippines on a tourist visa, he left Mylene for another woman. Although the father signed Robert's birth certificate his new girlfriend convinced him not to get his son a US passport. He sends money to Mylene and his son occasionally.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
25 Feb 2015

February 25, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Robert, 18 months, and his mother, Mylene, 37, at their home in Balibago. Mylene used to recruit girls from Manila for work in Angles City red light district and met Robert's father a US citizen while at Owl's Nest, a go go bar in Fields Avenue. After a 20 month relationship with the 55 year old three-time divorcess who lives in the Philippines on a tourist visa, he left Mylene for another woman. Although the father signed Robert's birth certificate his new girlfriend convinced him not to get his son a US passport. He sends money to Mylene and his son occasionally.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
25 Feb 2015

February 25, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Azumi, 2 years old, and her mother Angelica, 25, at accommodation provided to them by Renew, a charity that helps Filipina women leave the sex trade. Azumi's mother claims her father is a German named Ralf, 50, who is the owner of Camelot bar on the Fields Avenue red light strip. Ralf has been confronted by both Azumi's father and a represntative from Renew, but he denies that Azumi is his daugher and also refuses to take a paternity test. Angelica is now in her second year of a college degree.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
25 Feb 2015

February 25, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Azumi, 2 years old, and her mother Angelica, 25, at accommodation provided to them by Renew, a charity that helps Filipina women leave the sex trade. Azumi's mother claims her father is a German named Ralf, 50, who is the owner of Camelot bar on the Fields Avenue red light strip. Ralf has been confronted by both Azumi's father and a represntative from Renew, but he denies that Azumi is his daugher and also refuses to take a paternity test. Angelica is now in her second year of a college degree.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Peter, 8, and his mother Grace, 35, with a picture of Peter's Australian father, Max, Peter and the child of a family friend taken during one of Max's visits to the Philippines. Grace met Max when she was 24 and he was 78, while she was working in a bar in Angeles City's red light district. Unlike many children of sex tourists' Peter's father signed the boy's birth certificate, helped him obtain an Australian passport and bought them the house in which they live. Grace and Peter have not heard or received financial support from Peter's father in four months. Grace hopes to obtain welfare payments from the Australian government.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Peter 8, at a small restaurant near his home in Balibago. His mother Grace met Peter's Australian father when she was 24 and he was 78, while she was working in a bar in Angeles City's red light district. Unlike many children of sex tourists' Peter's father signed the boy's birth certificate, helped him obtain an Australian passport and bought them the house in which they live. Grace and Peter have not heard or received financial support from Peter's father in four months. Grace hopes to obtain welfare payments from the Australian government.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Peter 8, and some of his classmates outside the Learn Yearn Nurture School for Young near his home in Balibago. Four of the 50 students at this private primary school have Australian fathers.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Francine, 7, (right) sits in her family's home in the Hadrian 3 slum as her grandfather washes vegetables. Francine whose father is Australian lives with, her mother, her five half siblings, her aunt and her two children and her grandfather in their 70 sq metre home. Francine has never met her father who ceased contact with her mother shortly after she informed him that she was pregnant. Her father met her mother while she was working at a bar on the Fields Ave red light strip.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R):- Francine, 7, her mother Susan, 35 and her son 19 month old son James in their home in the Hadrian 3 slum. Francine has never met her father who ceased contact with her mother shortly after she informed him that she was pregnant. Her father met her mother while she was working at a bar on the Fields Ave red light strip. Susan receives money from her Filipino boyfriend, the father of James, sent from Saudi Arabia where he works in construction.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Francine, 7, whose father is an Australian, with her 19 month old half brother James. Francine's father had a one night stand with her mother while she was working at Blue Nile go go bar in the Fields Avenue red light strip. Francine has never met her father and her mother has no contact with him.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Francine, 7, whose father is an Australian sits in her home in the Hadrian 3 slum. Francine has never met her father, a sex tourist with whom her mother has no contact.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Tristan, 3, (second from right) his mother Jennifer 32, Tristan's half sister Fiona, 7 (second from left and a cousin (left) look at a picture of Tristan's Australian father, which his mother saved from his Facebook account. Jennifer met Tristan's father, Jason, an Australian now living in America while she was working at Dolls House go go bar on the Fields Ave red light strip and visited Tristan when he was one month old. Tristan and his family live next to a garbage dump in the Hadrian 3 slum and receive occasional fanancial and material suport from Jason, a manager at Ikea in California and his parents.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - (L-R): Fiona, 7, Tristan, 5, and their mother Jennifer 32, at their home in the Hardian 3 slum. Jennifer met Tristan's father, Jason, an Australian now living in America while she was working at Dolls House go go bar on the Fields Ave red light strip and visited Tristan when he was one month old. Tristan receives occasional financial and material support from Jason, a manager at Ikea in California and his grandparents.

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - , Nelcy, 30, Renz, 8, (left) whose father is believed to be Norwegian and his mother Nelcy, 30 (second from left) with his two half brothers at their home in the Hadrian 3 slum. Nelcy says Renz's father, Frank, who is in his 60s and lives in the Philppines with his Filipina wife was a regular at the Dirty Dog go go bar where she used to work. After she became pregnant, she was unable to contact Frank. When she saw him on the street after her child was born and she approached him, he refused to believe he was father to her child. "Sometimes he's bullied by others kids because he's different", says Nelcy, "but he always fights back."

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Sex tourists' children in Angeles Cit...
Angeles City
By David Tacon
24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015, Angeles City, Philippines - Francine, 35, (top left) and at their home in the Hadrian 3 slum. Francine, 7, (right) has never met her father who ceased contact with her mother shortly after she informed him that she was pregnant. Her father met her mother while she was working at a bar on the Fields Ave red light strip. Susan receives money from her Filipino boyfriend, the father of James, sent from Saudi Arabia where he works in construction.