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family swimming in the sea
kish is
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

Afghan family is swimming and playing in the sea at Kish Island, Iran

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Family on the beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Oct 2013

An Iranian family playing on the beach on Kish island, Iran

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The Husband and His Wife Fighting The...
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Hebbo
01 Oct 2013

The Husband and His Wife Fighting The Syrian Regime in Aleppo.

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Bosnian Landmine Survivors 4
Olovo, Bosnia
By Michael Biach
30 Sep 2013

Adila Bijelic (62) and her family have been seriously affected by Bosnia’s landmine situation in multiple tragedies. Her husband Fehim got killed by a landmine in 1996. In another incident in late 2012 her son Ibrahim was badly injured while her 6-year-old grandson Tarik was fatally wounded and died in the arms of his father.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (4 o...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

The first picture taken of both wives together. Salome (left) married Peter who was already married to Mary (right). If I came from a wealthy family, I would have to be the first and only wife. I would want to be the only love of my husband,” says Salome.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (2 ...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

Currently, according to Kenyan law, polygamy is not recognized between the union of Christians and the second wife is not entitled to inheritance. The new Bill is trying to equalize all partners and ensure polygamy is recognized under customary law, which would legally protect all wives and prevent a man from marrying two women without prior consent.

However, Peter says the new Bill would not affect his household. “It can be very precarious for a man to marry two women. A man has to control the amount of love he has equally between both women, or they can become jealous and bitter. That is why I share everything and they are happy,” he says.

As seen above, both women have their own house just meters away from each other.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (3 o...
Limuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

Mary and Salome have lots in common. They share the same land, eat the same food, go to the same church and look after the same children. They are also married to the same man.

They all live on the same small farm in rural Kenya, growing maize, spinach, beans and avocados. A long thin hedge marking Mary’s side and Salome’s side carefully divides the land. Each wife has her own single-bedroom house, vegetable garden and cow for producing milk. Their husband, Peter, shares his time between the two women. However, as seen here, they all eat and cook together.

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Mary & Salome: polygamy in Kenya (1 o...
Lamuru, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
14 Sep 2013

A long thin hedge marking Mary’s side and Salome’s side carefully divides their husband's land.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
14 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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Mary and Salome - Polygamy in Kenya
Limuru, Kenya
By Loujain Rabbat
14 Sep 2013

Photos and Text by Celeste Hibbert.

A long hedge passes through Peter’s land, separating his wives’s houses. Mary and Salome share many things like cooking, taking care of the same kids, and being married to the same man.

It is estimated that 8 percent of Kenyan women are currently in polygamous marriages. The numbers, however, are decreasing due to the increasing expenses of providing for two women. Moreover, Kenya’s law does not recognize polygamous unions between Christians, and excludes the second spouse from the husband’s inheritance.

Kenya’s Marriage Bill 2013 is working on legitimizing polygamy under customary law to legally protect the women and ensure they are treated equally by their spouse.
Kenyan women of poor status view polygamy as practical and, to them, “Money and security will always take precedent over monogamous love.”

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Israeli Forces demolish Al Araqib for...
Al araqib, Israel
By Elo B
26 Aug 2013

Al-Araqib, an unrecognized village of the Al-Turi Arab Bedouin tribe (8 km north of Beersheba), was demolished for the 56th time since July 2010. Israel Land Administration inspectors and some 40 riot police officers stormed the village, and 2 bulldozers knocked down three shacks.

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Kazakh Dissident's Family Deportation...
Kazakhastan
By Serene Yordi
16 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva, wife of controversial Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, and her six-year-old daughter were rapidly deported back to Kazakhstan on May 31 after a night raid on their villa in Rome, Italy, despite the fact that they both had valid visas to stay in the European Union. The government of Kazakhstan accused her of possessing unlawfully obtained passports. Additionally, the unusually fast 72-hour deportation caused a furor of criticism against Italian authorities, as the fact that Shalabayeva could face persecution and even torture upon her return to the country from which she and her husband fled. Ablyazov is a former minister turned dissident in Kazakhstan who started an opposition movement in the country in 2001. He later headed up BTA Bank and continued to fund opposition groups. The bank was nationalized in 2009 and Ablyazov was accused of embezzling billions of dollars. He fled the country, fearing for his life, and obtained political asylum in Britain in 2011. But after he was tipped off by UK police that his life was in danger again, he went into hiding. Some critics say that the treatment of his wife and daughter by Italy were a favor to the oil-rich country of Kazakhstan.

Alma is now in Almaty, after her arrest in Italy and deportation. She does not leave her house and is protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and longs to leave the country and go back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France, and is waiting the decision of the French authorities. This reportage from the heart of Central Asia makes an in-depth enquiry of the true story of the dissident-banker, seen from the eyes of his wife and of the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs.

To read article, click here: http://transterramedia.com/media/21395
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China: a Town's Traditional Fire Fest...
Dali, China
By Teo Butturini
11 Aug 2013

The town of Dali lies on the banks of the Erhai lake, at the center of the Chinese province of Yunnan. Dali’s Old Town district can be dated back to the fourteenth century, the time of the Ming dynasty. It holds the ancient city wall and traditional houses that are typical of this Chinese region.

In the first half of August, the local Yi and Bai minorities celebrate the Torch Festival to commemorate Atilaba, a legendary character who, according to local beliefs, drove away locusts using torches made from pine trees. It is the largest local festival, and each minority celebrates it on a different day, according to its own calendar.

Most of the people here celebrate with their families. Family members gather for a big dinner before taking the traditional walk on the streets holding torches. Restaurants and hotels prepare for this day by buying huge food supplies to serve thousands of tourists who come to Dali to attend the rituals.
People in the Old Town start their day very early to prepare for the Torch Festival. Street vendors set up their stands at six in the morning to serve the huge numbers of customers.
Pork and chicken butchers slaughter animals brought from the countryside, letting blood run copiously to give a scene that some might not be able to stomach.

By nine in the morning markets and streets are bustle with people selling and buying food, toys, decorations, and torches for the celebrations that will start at night.

A huge number of tourists, both Chinese and foreigners, contribute to the confusion and make it a challenge to walk the streets of Dali on this day.
The smell of all kinds of food starts to spread everywhere, and it is difficult to avoid stopping here and there to have a taste of some local snacks while waiting for the sunset.

As soon as it gets dark the locals leave their homes and light up the big torches they have set up right in front of their doors, or dance in circles around bonfires in the town’s main squares.

Others walk down the road and, following the tradition, hold small torches while throwing a mixture of sawdust and pine resin at other people’s torches to start a flare. This is a way to wish friends and relatives well; throwing resin powder on an old man’s fire symbolizes wishing him long life and good health.

Nowadays the rituals have changed. The younger generations probably got bored with the ancient celebrations, and decided to add their twist. They run around town with bags full of sawdust and take people by surprise by throwing it on their torches to create a flare and scare them.
They indiscriminately attack friends and strangers, and the festival suddenly turns into a of street battle between teenagers. Luckily, flames subside quickly and do not harm those who fall victims to the teenagers’ pranks, even if they might look on fire.

A large number of policemen and firefighters stand by on the streets to keep the situation under control and make sure youngsters do not go too wild. As soon as they leave, though, the game starts again and goes on till late, especially in hangouts like the Bad Monkey. A group of foreigners got together there to enjoy the festival – they got drunk and lit up the road in front of the bar during the whole night.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
By BILO
06 Aug 2013

Interview with Erlan Idrissov, Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Erlan Idrissov is a skilled diplomat. He served as Kazakh Ambassador in London and in Washington and now is the head of the Kazakh diplomatic service in Astana. In this exclusive interview he accuses Ablyazov of being a criminal and gives the official position of its government on the whole story.

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The Kazakhgate (6 of 6)
Kazakhastan
By BILO
06 Aug 2013

Erlan Idrissov Minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan in Astana. Erlan Idrissov is a skilled diplomat. He served as Kazakh Ambassador in London and in Washington and now is the head of the Kazakh diplomatic service in Astana. In an exclusive interview available with the picture he accuses Mukhtar Ablyazov, a controversila Kazakh oligarch, who claims to be a dissident, of being a criminal and gives the official position of its government on the whole story.

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Kazakh Dissident's Family Deportation...
Almaty, Kargaly district, Kazakhstan
By BILO
02 Aug 2013

Interview with Alma Shalabayeva

Almaty (Kazakhstan), 2 august 2013.

“I am free like in a cage”, whispers Alma Shalabayeva from her stylish two-floor house in Almaty, the ancient Kazakh capital where she is obliged by the authorities to reside.
She lives in Kargaly, the VIP district of Almaty, where there are fabulous houses designed by Italian architects and protected by checkpoints with vigilantes armed with Kalashnikov. Alma lives in a red bricks villa, together with a housemaid, the mother and the father, who suffers from Alzheimer. The nephew with a couple of unarmed men plays the role of bodyguard.

For the first time since her shameful expulsion, together with her 6 years old daughter Alua, from Italy on may 31, Lady Ablyazov opens the door to an Italian journalist. After walking a narrow and dusty road we arrive in front of the main entrance of the house. Suddenly a black SUV with darkened windows arrives, slamming on the brakes and two youngsters start questioning me and my interpreter, who begins to stammer. He is afraid they could be members of the notorious KNB, the Kazakh security service. Suddenly the door of the house opens and Alma comes out. We realise that the two suspicious fellows are part of the “security” ring around Mrs. Shalabayeva. A very thin one, since most of the family’s friends have abandoned Ablyazov family, fearing reprisals from the authorities. “I understand them” explains Alma. “I am spied and observed constantly. From that hill they recorded me inside the house. And I am sure that they have put microphones inside the house as well. Since I came back here I am afraid to go out of the house”. As we enter the house and sit down Alua, the 6 year-old daughter comes in. She was with the mother in Italy and they were together expelled. She speaks good English and, to demonstrate her skills, she sits to the piano and start playing. Than, to show what she has learned in Italy, she starts singing an Italian famous child-song that runs “era una casa, molto piccina….”. Than she grabs me into the garden to introduce Sasha, her loved little rabbit. Alma come after us and, when she is sitting on the grass, she murmurs with the voice broken by emotion her main message for us “I thank the Italian government for having cancelled my illegal expulsion, but please, let me come back to Italy. I have four children living in Europe and I want to see again my husband. If he will be handed over to Kazakh authorities he will risk his life. The accusations against him are politically motivated”. Than she shows us some pictures of dead men laying at the edge of a road, with the hands tied on their backs, who is, supposedly, a former Kazakh minister with his bodyguards. A former minister, like Ablyazov. In the two months that Alma Shalabayeva spent in Kazakhstan after her expulsion she was questioned twice by the prosecutor. In one occasion she was visited by men from the Kazakh secret services, and they asked her on the whereabouts of her husband and how she communicated with him while they were living in Italy. She replied that she never saw Ablyazov again since he left Rome two or three days before the police raid when she was arrested.

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The Kazakhgate (1 of 6)
Kazakhastan
By BILO
02 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter Alua, 6 years old, in their house in Kazakhstan at Almaty. Alma is the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a controversial Kazakh oligarch. Alma has been illegally deported from Italy to Kazakhstan together with Alua, the 6 year old daughter on May 31st. They are obliged to live in Almaty closed in her house, protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and longs to leave the country and go back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France on July 31st. This is one of the first pictures of Alma and her daughter after deportation.

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The Kazakhgate (2 of 6)
Kazakhastan
By BILO
02 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter Alua, 6 years old, in their house in Kazakhstan at Almaty. Alma is the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a controversial Kazakh oligarch. Alma has been illegally deported from Italy to Kazakhstan together with Alua, the 6 year old daughter on May 31st. They are obliged to live in Almaty closed in her house, protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and longs to leave the country and go back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France on July 31st. This is one of the first pictures of Alma and her daughter after deportation.

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The Kazakhgate (3 of 6)
Kazakhastan
By BILO
02 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter Alua, 6 years old, in their house in Kazakhstan at Almaty. Alma is the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a controversial Kazakh oligarch. Alma has been illegally deported from Italy to Kazakhstan together with Alua, the 6 year old daughter on May 31st. They are obliged to live in Almaty closed in her house, protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and longs to leave the country and go back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France on July 31st. This is one of the first pictures of Alma and her daughter after deportation.

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The Kazakhgate (4 of 6)
Kazakhastan
By BILO
02 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva her daughter Alua, 6 years old, in their house in Kazakhstan at Almaty. Alma is the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov a controversial Kazakh oligarch, who claims to be a dissident illegitimately. Alma has been illegally deported from Italy to Kazakhstan together with Alua, the 6 year old daughter on May 31st. They are obliged to live in Almaty closed in her house, protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and cries for leaving the country and going back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France on July 31st. This is one of the first pictures of Alma and her daughter after deportation.

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Kazakh Dissident's Family Deportation...
Almaty, Astana
By BILO
01 Aug 2013

Alma Shalabayeva, wife of controversial Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, and her six-year-old daughter were rapidly deported back to Kazakhstan on May 31 after a night raid on their villa in Rome, Italy, despite the fact that they both had valid visas to stay in the European Union. The government of Kazakhstan accused her of possessing unlawfully obtained passports. Additionally, the unusually fast 72-hour deportation caused a furor of criticism against Italian authorities, as the fact that Shalabayeva could face persecution and even torture upon her return to the country from which she and her husband fled. Ablyazov is a former minister turned dissident in Kazakhstan who started an opposition movement in the country in 2001. He later headed up BTA Bank and continued to fund opposition groups. The bank was nationalized in 2009 and Ablyazov was accused of embezzling billions of dollars. He fled the country, fearing for his life, and obtained political asylum in Britain in 2011. But after he was tipped off by UK police that his life was in danger again, he went into hiding. Some critics say that the treatment of his wife and daughter by Italy were a favor to the oil-rich country of Kazakhstan.

Alma is now in Almaty, after her arrest in Italy and deportation. She does not leave her house and is protected by few relatives and controlled by the Kazakh security services. She defends her husband and longs to leave the country and go back to Europe. Mukthar Ablyazov has been arrested in France, and is waiting the decision of the French authorities. This reportage from the heart of Central Asia makes an in-depth enquiry of the true story of the dissident-banker, seen from the eyes of his wife and of the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs.

To view photos, click here: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1359

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Italy Under Eviction
Milan, Italy
By Serene Yordi
26 Jul 2013

This is the story about the families of migrants and Italians facing the crisis with unemployment, high costs of life, and the precarious situation of losing the basic right to housing.

Technically, it’s called “guilty arrearage” and ends in eviction because of the poverty of the inhabitants. In 2013 in Italy 250.000 families risk this to happen to them, that’s an average of 140 evictions a day, almost 6 each hour. In the following years this phenomenon could even be more widespread due to the abolition of public support (“Fondo sostegno affitto nazionale”), which has been helping more than 350.000 families pay their rents. Even as the pressure on housing in the social emergency rise some 5.000 public houses remain empty, waiting to be surveyed and brought up to standard to be inhabited, and that’s just in the city of Milan.

I’ve built a close relation with several families and followed their stories from the notification of eviction to the day itself and being pushed out. Often the police and legal officers prevent me doing my work so I turn my focus to the other aspects of these stories, particulars that can reveal the dramatic experiences going on in these families lives. After the eviction, in fact, some families were rehoused temporarily, others went to cheeap hotels with the support of the municipality, but many others had no other choice than to sleep on the street while they await decisions being made on access to public social housing (which they have right to).

Many stories are focused on women who had only a part time jobs or no job at all, like Letizia, Maria, Cadija, Edy, Pina, Genny and Pina Cortese who we see in my photographs, all struggling to pay their rent, many have lost that battle already.
Cadija is from Morocco, she’s been living in Italy for 8 years. She’s unemployed and has a 17 years-old son. Cadija has already received three eviction notifications. Cadija has not received news of her husband, a Syrian national who went back to his homeland before the war started. She lost her job and now she hopes to received public social housing before eviction day.
Letizia experienced eviction in January. She has a 15 years-old daughter and her part time income does not allow her to pay the full rent. After the eviction she received a small flat to live, thanks to a local community association, but this solution is temporary and she hopes to receive full public social housing soon.
Maria has lost her job recently and was evicted from her home two months ago. Now she’s hosted in an emergency shelter run by a local organization. Edy was evicted last December and has a new born baby girl only a few months old. The society for whom she was working did not pay her salary for many months and in few months time her contract will change from full time to part time so her salary will decrease. Now she is staying at a friend’s apartment.
Pina is living at the first floor of a building without an elevator, she is severly disabled and has received her eviction notice.
Genny is living in the same building. She has no regular job and she has a chiold with special physical needs who can not live with her because of the lack of facilities in the house. She is expecting eviction soon.
Pina Cortese is 28 years old and she works in a shop in the city centre. A local committee of inhabitants protested and halted her eviction for the moment.

There are also stories of people who leave the country they have chosenre-migration to return to their place of birth, because of the lost of job and housing. This is the case for Peppe, a 53 year-old man living in the North of Italy for many years and now returning to Naples because of the loss of his job, the difficulty to find a new one, and the eviction that happened last January.
A similar story is that of a family from Egypt who have been living in Italy for the past 8 years. When Mohamed lost his job and his wife lost her permit to stay because she lost her job too, they decided to return to Egypt, just few days before they were evicted.

The families with many members are the most vulnerable, families of up to 6 often live in a 40 square metre apartment with little or no means to apply to public housing to relocate. The Mauhay family, Arnold, Mardy and their children Adrian, Alessa and Angel, were living in a house in the north of Milan. The building was very badly maintained, the stairs had no lights and the dangerous electric wiring affected their house. After their eviction they are living in a hotel with the support of the municipality.
Valeria and Mario were the guardians of a villa belongiong to a rich family in Milan. After they lost their jobs they found themselves, at the age of 60 unemployed like their two 30-year-old sons. After the eviction they are seeking support from a local organization.
Kumara and Mary are, as many others, victims of the illegal rent black marke). As they are undocumented migrants it is impossible for them to register without permits for a housing contract. When they tried to ask to the house owner to give them a proper lease he increase the rent. They were unable to pay and soon after received an eviction notification. Now Kumara is living in his car, and Mary is hosted in a protection housing with their son, Nathaka.
Flavio, Rosaria and Nancy are a young family. Flavio has no regular job and Rosaria is a teacher with an unstable contract. Two months ago a committee of local residents protested their evicition and won a temporary stay for the family.
The Al Badaui family is composed of Ayman and Abir, Maram, Mariam, Mohamed and the little Samer. Abir does not speak Italian and takes care of the house and family while Ayman works as a cleaner at the airport. When his working hours were reduced he became unable to pay his rent so they received an eviction notification. The committee of residents in their block organized a sit-in and their eviction has been postponed. The family has some chance to receive a public social house, but, as Ayman told me, the solidarity his family has received from the local residents has given them the most support, restoring their strength and their sense of humanity.

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Portrait of Bedouin child
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Al Araqib, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel is threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Portrait of Bedouin girls.
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin woman kisses her child
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Portrait of a Bedouin woman
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin community threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin woman sits in a tent
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Bedouin family threatened of displace...
Assir, Israel
By Elo B
24 Jul 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

The bathroom of the Mauhay family's house.

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Low Income Families Face Evictions in...
italy, milan
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

A building in Milan where six notices of eviction were given to the families residing there. In 2013, 250,000 families are at risk of being evicted in Italy. This is an average of 140 evictions a day. Milan, Italy, July, 2013.

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Bedouin village threatened of displac...
Assir
By Elo B
24 Jun 2013

Bedouin family threatened of displacement by the Prawer plan stand in their village of Assir in the Negev desert in Israel.The Israeli government is expecting the Knesset to pass a law confiscating over 850,000 dunums in the Negev, uprooting approximately 40 villages which will lead to the displacement of between 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins.

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Life Along The Railway (32 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Family members inside their makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka which is situated next to railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (7 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old man sits with his grandson in a home next to the railroad tracks. Family members of all generations live together and take care of each other in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.