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Calais Refugee Camp; France, March 2016

Calais Refugee Camp; France, March 2016

Taken on 2016-03-12

Photos taken by Holly Walter, at the Calais Refugee Camps. At the time of her visit, the French government were in the process of clearing and destroying the camp, known as 'the Jungle'.

Source: Holly Walter

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-06-07

Peace March in Homage to Student Rohith Vemula; India, Feb 2016

Peace March in Homage to Student Rohith Vemula; India, Feb 2016

Taken on 2016-02-17

Translated from french: "Peaceful march of JNU students in homage to Rohith Vemula, PhD student at the University of Hyderabad. He committed suicide on 17 January after suffering from discrimination due to his low caste and after being expelled from his university for carrying out political activities in favour of untouchables. Hundreds of policemen turned up to handle the sixty-or-so students. The police chased the students and 'captured' them, often violently, with a ratio of 3 to 5 policemen for a single person, sometimes dragging them to the ground... I do not have photos of this stage because I, too, was busy running away. All the people were then put in buses which had already been summoned for this action and then taken to the police station for a day of detention. Long live the liberty of expression! (Vive la liberté d'expression!)" -Anouch Carracilly (photographer) The central government of India, which is led by the BJP, has led a massive crackdown on students at Delhi's prestigious Jawarhal Nehru University (JNU) over the last few days. Policemen and even politicians have beaten up students and arrested them at random and with no legal justification for the same. The BJP was enraged at the criticism levelled against its policies by the students of the university during a peaceful discussion on their campus.

Source: Anouch Carracilly

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2016-02-18

Nathan Road, uploaded to twitter 2.54am

Nathan Road, uploaded to twitter 2.54am

Taken on 2016-02-08

Protests, or riots depending on your outlook, erupted at Mong Kong shopping area at the start of Chinese New Year, in response to police trying to shut down the unlicensed food stalls in the area. Commentators say that these streetfood stands are symbolic og Hong Kong culture, and the events came at a time of worsening relations with the Chinese central government. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/feb/09/hong-kong-fish-ball-revolution-china-riot http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/08/asia/hong-kong-riots-shots-fired/

Source: Trey Menefee/Twitter

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-02-13

Apartheid in South Africa - UN Archive Photos; South Africa, 1960's - 1980's

Apartheid in South Africa - UN Archive Photos; South Africa, 1960's - 1980's

Taken on 2016-01-23 *

"Apartheid became the official policy of the Government of South Africa in 1948, following the election of the Herenigde Nasionale Party, later renamed the National Party. Under this policy, racial discrimination was institutionalized. The lives of the Africans, who made up almost 75 per cent of the population, were controlled by the unjust segregation laws from birth to the grave. They were proscribed where to live, who to marry and the type of education they would receive in the country of their birth. Since the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1912, the Africans waged the struggle against the unjust racist laws of South Africa. Their resistance ushered a new era on the morning of 21 March 1960, when thousands of Africans gathered peacefully in locations around the country, including in Sharpeville where up to 20,000 marched to the police station against the pass laws. The police opened fire on them, killing 67 people and wounding 186 others, including 40 women and 8 children. More than 80 per cent of them were shot in the back while fleeing. During the declaration of the state of emergency in 1960, which continued intermittently for nearly 30 years, anyone could be detained without a hearing by a low-level police official for up to six months. Thousands of individuals died in custody, frequently after gruesome acts of torture. Those who were tried were sentenced to death, banished, or imprisoned for life, as was the case with the world's most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela. The issue of the policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa remained on the agenda of the United Nations for almost fifty years. After numerous efforts of urging the Government of that country to abandon its policies - declared a crime against humanity - the international campaign reached a watershed in 1989. That year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa, paving the way for the holding of the April 1994 historic and first-ever democratic elections in South Africa. The United Nations Photo Library (http://www.un.org/av/photo/) holds a collection of approximately 800,000 photographs dating back to the mid-1940s chronicling the history of the Organization and its work. The collection includes coverage of historic UN meetings and events, as well as a wide array of field coverage from its earliest days." https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/albums/72157614394196

Source: UN/Flickr

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-01-23

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Taken on 2016-01-21

Ambassador Ismael A. Gaspar Martins of Angola is greeted by Burundian officials upon arrival at Buju

Source: UNIC Bujumbura

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-01-23

Refugee Camps, Lesvos December 2015

Refugee Camps, Lesvos December 2015

Taken on 2015-12-27 *

Photos taken by Eliza Greechee, a University of York student, from her time volunteering with the refugee support on Lesbos in December 2015.

Source: Eliza Greechee

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-03-15

People Lining up to vote in PK5

People Lining up to vote in PK5

Taken on 2015-12-13

Photos taken from the constitutional referendum held in the Central African Republic on 13th and 14th December 2015. 4 photos from the polling station at the Baya Dombia school of PK5, a Muslim enclave of Bangui and 1 from a polling station in the Lakouanga neighborhood of Bangui.

Source: Jonathan Pedneault/Amnesty International/ Twitter

Uploaded by RFrost on 2016-01-06

Planned Parenthood Shooting; Colorado Springs, CO, USA, Nov 2015

Planned Parenthood Shooting; Colorado Springs, CO, USA, Nov 2015

Taken on 2015-11-27

Planned Parenthood, which delivers reproductive health care and sex education to women and men across the United States, came under attack by a man with an assault rifle on November 27, 2015. Three individuals were killed in the shooting: University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, who responded to the shooting; Ke'Arre M. Stewart, 29, who ran back to the clinic to warn others after being shot; and Jennifer Markovsky, 35, who was accompanying a friend to the clinic. Nine other victims, comprising five police officers and four civilians, were shot and admitted to local area hospitals. The gun-man eventually surrendered more than five hours after the first shots were fired. The attack comes after three additional attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics in 2015 (two cases of arson and one vandalism) and in the context of ongoing anti-abortion violence in the United States against both individuals and organisations ranging from vandalism and threats to arson, bombings and murder since the 1980s.

Source: KXAN/CBS/NBC/The Patriot/The People's Report/Smartphonestyle/The Michigan Daily

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-12-17

Disarming ISIS Improvised Explosive Devices; Diyala, Iraq, Nov 2015

Disarming ISIS Improvised Explosive Devices; Diyala, Iraq, Nov 2015

Taken on 2015-11-19

Soldiers of the Iraqi Armed Forces disarm ISIS improvised explosive devices (placed inside children's dolls) on the Diyala-Baghdad road.

Source: TheRealBTL/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-11-27

Refugees and migrants arriving to the Serbian border from fYROM by train

Refugees and migrants arriving to the Serbian border from fYROM by train

Taken on 2015-11-14

To address the needs of the thousands of refugees and migrants, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has committed over €8.5 million to help provide temporary shelter, food, basic medical help, blankets and clothing to refugees and migrants passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Illustrated in this photo report is the UN's initiative at a specific registration point in southern Serbia.

Source: European Commission DG ECHO/Mathias Eick/Flickr

Uploaded by suyinhaynes on 2016-09-10

Syrian Baath Brigade's 'Kataib Al Salamiyah' Undergoing Training; Al Salamiyah, Syria, Nov 2015

Syrian Baath Brigade's 'Kataib Al Salamiyah' Undergoing Training; Al Salamiyah, Syria, Nov 2015

Taken on 2015-11-11

The Ba'ath Brigades, also known as the Ba'ath Battalions, are a volunteer militia made up of Syrian Ba'ath Party members, almost entirely Sunni Muslims, loyal to the Syrian Government of Bashar al-Assad. It was set up in Aleppo under the command of Hilal Hilal, the current Assistant Regional Secretary, after rebels took most of the eastern half of Aleppo in summer 2012. Initially, the Ba'ath Brigades were used to guard government buildings and other key installations in the city, but their role has expanded as their strength has grown from 5,000 members in November 2012 to 7,000 in December 2013. Units have since also formed in Latakia and Tartus. At the end of 2013, the Brigades began deploying in Damascus, tasked with manning checkpoints and conducting "light logistical operations". They spearheaded the assault on the Old City of Aleppo in early 2014. The Ba'ath Battalions participated in lifting the three year siege at Kuweires military airbase alongside the elite Cheetah Forces, and National Defence Forces. Featured in this photo report are images of the Baath Brigade's 'Kataib Al Salamiyah' undergoing training in Salamiyah, Homs.

Source: 45chris2/imgur

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-12-10

The Million Mask March, London, November 5th 2015

The Million Mask March, London, November 5th 2015

Taken on 2015-11-05

On the 5th of November, protesters worldwide took to the streets with the backing of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest against corruption in power. Each protester wore a 'Guy Fawkes' mask in a show of unity. These photographs taken by Christiaan Triebert show the protesters on the streets of London and their gathering in Trafalgar square.

Source: Christiaan Triebert/fLICKR

Uploaded by Improbability on 2015-11-17

Ankara Central Railway Station Bombings; Ankara, Turkey, Oct 2015

Ankara Central Railway Station Bombings; Ankara, Turkey, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

On 10 October 2015 at 10:04 local time (EEST) in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, two bombs were detonated outside Ankara Central railway station. As of October 16, the death toll stood at 102 and more than 400 people were injured. The bombs appeared to target a "Labour, Peace and Democracy" rally organised by the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB), the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and the Confederation of Public Workers' Unions (KESK). The rally was held to protest against the growing conflict between the Turkish Armed Forces and the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The incident occurred 21 days before the scheduled 1 November general election. The attack was the deadliest of its kind in Turkey's modern history. The governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) condemned the attack and called it an attempt to cause division within Turkey.CHP and MHP leaders heavily criticized the government for the security failure, whereas HDP directly blamed the AKP government for the bombings. Various political parties ended up cancelling their election campaigns while three days of national mourning were declared by the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Ankara Attorney General stated that they were investigating the possibility of two cases of suicide bombings. On October 19, one of the two suicide bombers was officially identified as Yunus Emre Alagöz, an ethnic Kurd from Adıyaman and the younger brother of Abdurrahman Alagöz, the perpetrator of the Suruç bombing; both brothers have suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the ISIL affiliated Dokumacılar group. (See 2015 Ankara Bombing Wiki page for more detail).

Source: BBC/Dokuz Haber

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-10-11

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belarus's capital, Minsk, to protest current President Alexander Lukashenko's election campaign that would see him stay on as the nation's President for a 5th term. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports. Belarus has been labeled "Europe's last dictatorship" by some Western journalists, on account of Lukashenko's self-described authoritarian style of government.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Funeral of Iranian Military Adviser KIA; Karaj, Iran, Oct 2015

Funeral of Iranian Military Adviser KIA; Karaj, Iran, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-06

Featured in this photo report is the funeral of Iranian military adviser, Ali Reza, KIA in Homs, Syria, fighting rebel forces opposed to the Syrian government, on Oct 5 2015. The funeral took place in Karaj, West of the Iranian capital,Tehran.

Source: ISNA/Beyondthelevant/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-13

Palestinians Celebrate Raising of Flag Outside U.N. Headquarters; Nablus, Palestine, Sept 2015

Palestinians Celebrate Raising of Flag Outside U.N. Headquarters; Nablus, Palestine, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-30

Palestinians in Nablus celebrate the raising of their flag outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time on Sept 30 2015 at the U.N. head quarter (U.N. Rose Garden)

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Joweher, 65, hugs Nisreen, a field staffer from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Joweher, 65, hugs Nisreen, a field staffer from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Taken on 2015-09-11

With the conflict in Syria well into its fifth year, the needs of the over one million Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon are now greater than ever. A recent study has shown that at least 70 percent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live below the national poverty line – an increase from 50 percent compared to last year – having exhausted their meagre savings and having with limited access to income opportunities. Among the most at risk are elderly refugees, who often suffer from higher levels of hardship due to reduced physical strength and chronic illness. The European Commission funds the UN Refugee Agency's cash assistance programme targeted to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and supports a range of other services. For the elderly, this can be a lifeline.

Source: European Commision DG ECHO

Uploaded by Ruth-Anne Hurst on 2016-04-12

Pinjra Tod Demonstration; Delhi, New India, Oct 2015

Pinjra Tod Demonstration; Delhi, New India, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15

Featured in this photo report are scenes of university students in Delhi protesting against sexist rules for women's hostels and the lack of proper anti-sexual harassment resources across Indian universities. The campaign is called Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) in response to the fact that female students are routinely locked inside their hostels after dark whilst male students face no curfews. 'Images from an energetic and cathartic protest outside Telangana Bhawan (New Delhi) today by pinjratod in solidarity with the struggle of our women comrades from Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad. Rule-books of hostels from universities across Delhi were torn and burnt, and a memorandum was submitted to the Resident Commissioner. We also blocked the main gate of Telangana Bhawan for the duration of the protest and when VIP officials wanted to get out in their fancy cars, we demanded that they show us a permission letter from their Local Guardians and enquired if their parents knew where they were going. We told them that it would be better for their own 'safety' to remain inside the gates.' - Pinjratod facebook page

Source: Pinjra Tod/Facebook

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-10-17

Northern Alliance Rally in Memorial for Ahmed Shah Masood; Kabul Afghanistan, Sept 2015

Northern Alliance Rally in Memorial for Ahmed Shah Masood; Kabul Afghanistan, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-09

Photos of a Northern Alliance rally memorializing Ahmed Shah Masood. Masood was a key commander during the Soviet-Afghan War and the subsequent Afghan Civil War, generally viewed as a national hero in Afghanistan today. He was assassinated days before the 9/11/2001 attack. The Northern Alliance played a key part in ousting the Taliban during the US-led coalition invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Source: Mirwais Afghan/Twitter

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-12-09

Moldovans Rally Against Government Corruption; Chisinau, Sept 2015

Moldovans Rally Against Government Corruption; Chisinau, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-06

Tens of thousands of Moldovans rallied in the nation's capital, Chisinau, protesting a recent bank fraud that has seen $1 billion disappear from the national banking system - roughly one eighth of Moldova's gross domestic output. As a result of the fraud, the small and largely rural country's currency has depreciated significantly, raising inflation and adversely affecting already low living standards. Protesters came from all over the country and called for the resignation of President Nicolae Timofti, chanting "Victory! Bring the one billion back home!". Police put protester numbers at between 35,000 - 40,000 people - organizers put their estimates at three times as many(see Moldovan Protests 2015 Wikipedia page for more information).

Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-12

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