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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 01
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The female elephant Mosha with her Mahout.
The conductor often spends his life with the elephant and earns his life with it.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 02
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The FAE Hospital was set up in 1993. It is the first in the world. Donations from the public and different institutions throughout the world help cover the high costs.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 03
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The hospital founder, Soraida Salwala, taking care of Mosha while the doctor take a mold of her foot.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 04
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Motala was the first elephant who arrived at the hospital with a landmine injury in 1999. News of her injury drew international attention and raised enough donations for FAE to develop a strategy on how to treat elephant landmine victims.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 05
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha's and Motala's casts for the new prosthetic limbs that will be developed by the team of doctor Derrick Campana, CEO of Animal Orthocare in Virginia, USA.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 06
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Soraida Salwala whispers to the elephants of her hospital as if they were her own kids.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 07
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Dr Derrick Campana and the vets from FAE cover Mosha's limb with fiberglass gauzes to create the cast for the mold of her new prosthesis.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 08
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha and her mahout relax after the vets made her cast. The white powder still on her body.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 09
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

A local assistant helps Dr Derrick Campana writing technical infos on the new cast.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 10
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Motala is now 55 years old. She is the old lady of the hospital and is highly respected by other elephants of the FAE centre.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 11
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Vets and assistants fit Mosha with her old artificial limb she will still use until she gets the new one.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 12
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are the biggest animals Dr Derrick Campana has created an artificial limb for. He worked on llamas, cows and all kind of pets before.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 13
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Mosha walks with her old artificial limb. She was only 7 months old when she stepped on a landmine. After surgey at the hospital she still could not walk and let herself fall into depression. The new limb brought her back to life.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 14
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The hospital founder Soraida Salwala walking around the hospital and showing the facilities to some guests.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 15
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

FAE hospital provides free medical care elephants with a wide range of problems: from gunshot wounds to drug addiction for those elephants who have been exploited in the illegal logging industry.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 16
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Boy is 26 and has spent his last 16 years with Faa, a female elephant. Together they work in a camp and teach other mahouts how to conduct these animals.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 17
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The FAE centre provides care, accommodation and food to the mahouts. Usually, the treatments last for longtime and elephants and conductors have to spend long periods of time at the Hospital, far from their homes.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 18
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

A worker is preparing the food for on Elephant at the Lampang hospital. Managment costs of the hospital, including treatments and food for the animals, are around US$ 30,000 per month.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 19
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Through the years, many vet students from Chiang Mai University have come to the Lampang Elephant hospital to do their internships.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 20
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Staff from the hospital prepare a patient to get a drip on the ear. Elephants often come from the Thai-Myanmar border, mostly from Karen and Shan regions where these animals are still used in daily life as carriers.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 21
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

An intravenous feed in the back of the ear of an elephant with strong dehydration problems is glued to its skin and secured with tape.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 22
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are gluttons and would eat all day if allowed to. Their diet at the hospital has to be stricktly controlled.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 23
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

The drip-feed has to be set higher than the animal. Vets and assistants need to climb ladders to reach a proper height.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 24
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Soraida Salwala is now 60. She is been having health issues but is still fighting for elephants rights.

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Elephant Hospital in Thailand 25
Lampang
By vincenzo floramo
06 Jul 2015

Elephants are gluttons and would eat all day if allowed to. Their diet at the hospital has to be strictly controlled

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Jamdani Sari 14
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jun 2015

A model shows off a Bangladeshi traditional Jamdani Sari in Dhaka on 13 June 2015 when the Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) celebrated the Jamdani Sari being recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Jamdani Sari 15
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jun 2015

A model shows off a Bangladeshi traditional Jamdani Sari in Dhaka on 13 June 2015 when the Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) celebrated the Jamdani Sari being recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Jamdani Sari 16
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
13 Jun 2015

A model shows off a Bangladeshi traditional Jamdani Sari in Dhaka on 13 June 2015 when the Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) celebrated the Jamdani Sari being recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 01
Mae Sai, Thailand
By S. R. Grasso
10 Jun 2015

Child begging at the Thai-Burmese border city or Mae Sai.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 15
Mae Sai, Thailand
By S. R. Grasso
10 Jun 2015

Beggar children taking a break at the Thai-Burmese border of Mae Sai.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 16
Mae Sai, Thailand
By S. R. Grasso
10 Jun 2015

Boys begging through the chain-linked fence separating Burma from Thailand in the thai border city of Mae Sai.

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Child Labor in Southeast Asia 17
Mae Sai, Thailand
By S. R. Grasso
10 Jun 2015

Burmese children begging at the Thai-Burmese border city of Mae Sai.

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Thai Migration Meeting 4
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
05 Jun 2015

Photocall Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok.

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Thai Migration Meeting
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Mr. Robertson, Deputy Director Asia of Human Right Watch, speak with us about first impressions of "Thailand Migration Meeting" and migration.
Bangkok, 29 May 2015

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times. 

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean;
2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking;
3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin. 


Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit;
2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing;
3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Thailand Migration Meeting. Interview...
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Mr. Robertson, Deputy Director Asia of Human Right Watch, speak with us about first impressions of "Thailand Migration Meeting" and migration.
Bangkok, 29 May 2015

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

Mr. Robertson, Deputy Director Asia of Human Right Watch, speak with us about first impressions of "Thailand Migration Meeting" and migration.
Bangkok, 29 May 2015.

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Thailand Migration Meeting. Press Con...
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Press Conferent General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Thai Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Thai Migration Meeting 1
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Meeting room "Thai Migration Meeting".

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Thai Migration Meeting 2
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Stage of "Thai Migration Meeting"

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Thai Migration Meeting 3
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
29 May 2015

Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok.

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.

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Buddhist Cremation for Earthquake Vic...
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A victim of the Nepal earthquake is cremated in a traditional Bhuddist funeral ceremony in the village of Thame, in the Solukhumbu region, near Mount Everest on April 30, 2015.