Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The cemetery area of Al Turi is empty of animals. The Bedouins there only own 3 horses and a few ducks and chickens. They used to have sheep and camels. The sheep have been killed and the camels confiscated. Once, a camel caused a car accident. Since then, as soon as the soldiers see a camel in the desert, they take it and bring it to a "camel farm" that they have opened. They keep the camel there one month and send us the bill for the food and care. If we cannot pay after this month, the camel is lost forever. And they then sell us the camel milk that we love so much.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Sally:

"Before Israel chased us away, we worked, cultivated our land, had sheep, chickens, vegetables, trees. Our home was very simple, but we had everything, including a kitchen and toilets. Today we have nothing, we cannot take a shower everyday. They made the area and our homes illegal. Because Israel says our way of life is not normal. I asked [the Israelis], how can I make my home legal? [They had] no answer."

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The entrance of Al Turi cemetary in Al Araqib. 22 families used to live here. Since July 27th, 2010, the " Black Day" as the Bedouins call it, only 12 people are still living in Al Araqib, confined in the graveyard. The "Black Day" is the day where the village was totally demolished by the Israeli army. They came at 4am, destroyed 65 houses, uprooted 4.500 olive trees and 700 fruit trees and killed dozens of chickens.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Saba plays with her daughter Araqib before she begins cooking dinner. Saba says: "I do nothing during the day except watching to see if the police or soldiers are coming so I can hide everything that wouldn't be already hidden among the graves".

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The last time the army came to Al Araqib's cemetery was October 14, 2014. They took fridges and cars. Now the men live under the trees and sleep in the 2 cars that are left.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Saba lives in the graveyard with her husband, daughter, brothers, sisters, and grand-mother. Everyday, she hides all of their belongings among the graves to prevent the soldiers from confiscating them. Then, when night comes, she goes to take the carpets and blankets so the family can sleep.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

Araqib is 2 years old and a half. She is the youngest inhabitant of the graveyard of Al Araqib. She has been named after the village.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

The three youngest children of Al Araqib from left to right: Araqib (2 1/2), Mohamed (14) and Khaled (12). Mohamed and Khaled go by foot to school everyday in the recognized Bedouin village of Rahat.

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

On July 12th, 2014, after the Israeli army came and destroyed everything around the graveyard, they set up a military zone in the Negev, not far from Al Araqib. Police and army were present 24/7.

In September, the police left. Aziz, the chief of the village describes the current situation:

"They still come from time to time, look at what's happening and leave. Sometimes, they destroy something, took our clothes, blankets, carpets and any personal belonging."

Tents and tombstones- israeli bedouin...
Araqib
By Vinciane Jacquet
11 Nov 2014

November 12, 2014. Al Araqib, Israel.

In June 2014, the two families that are still living in Al Araqib decided to move into the graveyard. Before that, they actually lived next to it, but the army came anyway and destroyed everything they could. However, according to Aziz, the chief of the family, "the graves are like a border. The police don't intervene".

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Mentally Disabled and Chained in Gaza
Beit Hanoun
By Sanaa Kamal , Zaher ghoul
21 Oct 2014

October 22, 2014
Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip

21-year-old Jamil Attia Za’anin is one of thousands of Gazans who’s home was destroyed in the 2014 summer war with Israel. However, Jamil’s case is particularly bad as he suffers from a neurological disorder that has left him severely mentally disabled. Jamil now lives in a shack with his family with no access to proper healthcare. In fact, his disability itself is symptomatic of the living conditions in Gaza, as it is a result of substandard healthcare in the coastal enclave.

Jamil now spends his days chained in front of his temporary home because there is nowhere for him to go and his family fears he may run away. His younger brother Mohammad is also mentally disabled, albeit to less severe degree. The family’s situation is particularly desperate as their father Attaya is too old to work. Left with no working age males in the family, they are forced to rely on food handouts from the United Nations. The family now spends their days salvaging the rubble from their destroyed home, struggling to find enough money to eat, and trying to keep their two disabled boys safe and healthy.

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Mother of Girl Kidnapped by Boko Hara...
Chibok, Nigeria
By Kolomi Dala
19 Oct 2014

Mary Manaseh, the mother of one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram pleads for the safe return of her daughter, days before the Nigerian government told the press that a ceasefire agreement had been made with the militant group, including the release of over two hundred schoolgirls kidnapped in the village of Chibok on May 14. Boko Haram remains silent on the deal, but many of the parents remain hopeful despite the fear of losing their loved ones.

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"state land"- fresh land seizure thre...
By Vinciane Jacquet
17 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Mara, 13, is looking at a Palestinian coin for the first time of her life.

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By Vinciane Jacquet
16 Sep 2014

September 17, 2014.
Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine

Mohamed and his father Mustafa on their land. Israel cut down all of their olive trees, but they still find reason to love and laugh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Jogodish Borua, 65, lost his land and his house to river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Abdul Aziz, who lost his home to erosion along the banks of the river, takes a bath in the Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A fisherman and a local villager cross paths on the banks of the river Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

The situation is especially severe for children. A woman and child have been displaced along with other members of their neighborhood who also lost their homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A man walks through the ruins of a house damaged by river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A boy plays on the banks of the river Padma in a spot where there once sat family homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People who lost their homes set up makeshift shelters along the river.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Rising water levels on the river Padma in Bangladesh threaten homes and put inhabitants of the river basin at risk.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

When the Padma river rises, erosion becomes a serious problem for the community living on the river. At the same time, waste littering the earth pollutes the water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Houses sit near the banks of the river Padma in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Flooding and erosion along the Padma river in Bangladesh has resulted in many people losing their homes and their land.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People are sometimes forces to move their houses to another place out of the path of river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

A family made homeless by erosion and flooding along the Padma River dry cloth on the riverbank.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11), who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014, being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11), who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Mohammed Subby (right) and his wife Saha (left), the parents of Izmael Baker (12), who was one of the four children that have been killed by an Israeli rocket attack at the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Mohammed Subby (right) and his wife Saha (left), the parents of Izmael Baker (12), who was one of the four children that have been killed by an Israeli rocket attack at the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
By Simon Letellier
04 Jul 2014

A girl at the Saint Ivan Rilski Sofia Institution's playground. Like this little girl, many children, disabled or not, wait for adoption.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
By Simon Letellier
04 Jul 2014

A little boy stands in the playground of Saint Ivan Rilski Sofia Institution.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
By Simon Letellier
04 Jul 2014

Feeding bottles for babies in the Saint Ivan Rilski Sofia Institution that houses around a dozen babies.