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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

An uncompleted building in the central city of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria occupied by homeless and jobless people.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

35 year old Maria Johnson with her son sit by the door at an uncompleted building where they are living since they could not afford paying one.

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
05 Apr 2013

Abdul Rahman Ali

‘I’m an ambulance driver and during the revolution I drove through battles in every single one Libya’s cities. But an ambulance driver’s pay isn’t a lot. After the revolution, when it was impossible to get money out from the banks, we couldn’t pay the rent and I decided to move my family in here.

‘The government hasn’t done much for the poor. It helped us in moving here and allowed us to stay, but it isn’t a real solution. People come here from miles around to dump their rubbish. Due to that issue, the children have to stay in the house most of the time because it’s too dangerous to play outside.’

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
05 Apr 2013

Mohamed Adbeeb Mohamed

‘When I was in the army, the army gave me house but they took it away when I left in 1988. After that, I rented a place. After the revolution I couldn’t afford rent anymore and I came here in November 2011. I live with my three sons, their wives, and children. There’s 16 of us in total. Bab Al Azizia's population is around 400 people.'

‘All of the people who live in the ruins of Bab Al-Azizia are good people. Many have seen a lot of suffering in their life but still persevere.’

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
05 Apr 2013

Portraits of squatters living in the Bab Al-Azizia compound Tripoli

Anwar Mohamed

‘I’ve been here for a year and a half. A lot of people started living here a year and a half ago. I’m a builder but after the revolution I had no job and I had to move out. Now there’s work, but it comes and goes."

‘When we moved in it was just an open space. I built the interior wall and the window and now it’s a decent place to live. The police never bother us, in fact they some times come around just to check that everything is alright.’

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
05 Apr 2013

Portraits of squatters living in the Bab Al-Azizia compound in Tripoli.

Anwar Mohamed

‘I’ve been here for a year and a half. A lot of people started living here a year and a half ago. I’m a builder, but after the revolution I lost my job and I had to move out. Now there’s work, but it comes and goes.'

‘When we moved in, the apartment was just an open space. I built the interior wall and the window. It is now a decent place to live. The police never bother us, in fact, some times, they come around just to check that everything is alright.’

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Construction Site
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

This half-finished building has become a home to Syrian families escaping the bloodshed. It has no windows or doors and provides shelter to around eight families.