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PHOTOS: Rome Refugee Center Struggles...
Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
23 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Melilla: Over a Fence from Morocco to...
P6209, Province de Nador, Oriental, Morocco
By BrunoRocchi
30 Apr 2015

A triple wire fence, motion sensors and cameras protect the city of Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the coast of Morocco, against illegal immigration. Hundreds of Sub-Saharan African migrants are living in terrible conditions in the nearby Gourougou Mountain as they wait to attempt an illegal crossing into the enclave.

They live in shaky, makeshift tents where they remain exposed to the harsh winds and cold of the coastal area. The migrants allege the Moroccan security forces make regular raids on the camp, beating them and stealing the few possessions they have.

The goal of the migrants living in the camp is to make it into Spain and eventually travel to other European countries, where they hope to find a better life.

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Defeating Ebola Door-to-Door
Lagos
By Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza
05 Nov 2014

Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation on Oct 19, 2014. Dr. Faisal Shuaib was in charge of managing this national emergency.

When Ebola arrived to Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, in July fears of an “apocalyptic urban outbreak” spread worldwide. But, there was a quiet man with a plan to stop the virus. And he succeeded.

Text: DANIEL BURGUI IGUZKIZA
Photos: GODWIN OISI IBRAHIM

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Umoja, a Kenyan Village for Abused Women
By Javier Triana
04 Jun 2014

Judy Latukoi talks about her curse with astonishing ease. “My father wanted to marry me with an old man, and I didn't. So I escaped”, she says, her sight focused on her smartphone's display. Judy was then 9 years old. Her story is not new, exclusive or even slightly original. Thousands of girls go through it in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their fathers try to marry them for a dowry. Maybe some cows, a symbol of whealth among the Samburu, in Northern Kenya, where Judy comes from.
“I was told about a place near Archers Post where they could help me. A village for women”, she adds. Thirty-five women live there currently. Umoja (Unity in Kiswahili) was founded in 1990 by fifteen women allegedly raped by British soldiers and it was born merely as a group. After trying to get funding through several activities to no avail, they found the recipe for success: to create a village in which they could live safely and promote it to touristm
“We saved for months”, says the leader, Rebecca Lolosoli. “After we applied for the land [on which Umoja stands today], men came and beat us saying women should not own land”. But their project went ahead. Now the women proudly say that unwanted men are afraid of entering their village, as they've been severly fined by the Police. Umoja is an oasis for those who flee abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation. But it's not only about that – its residents try to educate the surrounding communities on women rights and health too. “Mothers teach their children not to beat their wives and to be responsible for the children they have”, Judy explains.
UN Women figures show that 21 per cent of Kenyan women have been sexually abused during their lifetimes, but not even 6 per cent of those report to the police. The situation is no different in the rest of the continent.
Generating income for Umoja's residents poses another challenge. Especially since Umoja (part of the 'Half the Sky' Movement) is a drought-prone area. That's why Rebecca designed a new way of subsistence – instead of depending on the traditional cows and goats, they decided to grow chicken whose eggs they sell in a nearby market.
Several donors and NGOs also provide funds for the development of the village, composed by ten huts in a dusty fenced compound. Umoja survives basically on selling beadded jewelry to the very few tourists that hit this spot of Kenya. They recently acquired a water tank with funds from the sales of their products in the United States.
The entrance fee they charge to visitors is used to fund a pre-school for their children. But if there are no men in Umoja, how do the women breed? Judy replies: “If they want to have children, young women like me go outside the village, look for a boyfriend, get pregnant, leave him, and come back with the baby”.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

A girl from a private school during a swimming lesson in Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club (Kenya). Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor, as lessons are expensive and the country holds very few facilities.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson in Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club (Kenya).

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.

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By Javier Triana
17 Oct 2013

Children from a private school during a swimming lesson at Nairobi's exclusive Impala Club. Only privileged children can learn how to swim with a proper instructor. Lessons are expensive the country holds very few facilities. As a result, thousands of people from Sub-Saharan Africa die from drowning every year.