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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

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

Yemenis Civilians Suffering for want of Fuel - Sanaa, Yemen - Jan 2017

Yemenis Civilians Suffering for want of Fuel - Sanaa, Yemen - Jan 2017

Taken on 2016-01-07

Original description: "Expensive black market fuel—often the only that’s available for Yemeni’s have driven many hospitals and small enterprises out of business in Sana’a, Yemen."

Source: VOA

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2017-05-07

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

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

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

Syrians and Iraq refugees arrive at Skala Sykamias, Lesvos, Greece; Oct 2015

Syrians and Iraq refugees arrive at Skala Sykamias, Lesvos, Greece; Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-30

Syrian and Iraq refugees arrive in Skala Sykamias, Lesvos island, Greece, from Turkey. Spanish volunteers (life rescue team - with yellow-red clothes) from "Proactiva open arms" help the refugees.

Source: Ggia/Wikipedia

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-11-29

Syrian Refugees & Migrants in Slovenia; Oct 2015

Syrian Refugees & Migrants in Slovenia; Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-23

Syrian refugees and migrants escorted by Slovenian police

Source: Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia/Wikimedia

Uploaded by suyinhaynes on 2016-09-10

Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Convent, Pekar, China, October 2015

Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Convent, Pekar, China, October 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15 *

The image shows the result of the demolition of parts of the Jada Ganden Khachoeling Convent in Pekar, Nagchu Prefecture, China. Radio Free Asia allege that Local Chinese authorities first expelled one hundred and six nuns from this convent and then demolished several of their residential quarters.

Source: Radio Free Asia

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-12-26

Damage Sustained to Tibetan Homes, Gonpodung Kala Village, China; Oct 2015

Damage Sustained to Tibetan Homes, Gonpodung Kala Village, China; Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-15 *

Pictured is demolition, by Chinese authorities, of Tibetan dwellings in Gonpodung Kala village, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China. The image is taken on an unknown date. A local source, as reported by Radio Free Asia, commented that 'a group of police arrived with bulldozers and began, at around 4:20 p.m, to tear down over 240 houses built by Tibetan residents."

Source: Radio Free Asia

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-12-26

Middle Eastern Refugees in Gevgelija Camp; Macedonia, Sept 2015

Middle Eastern Refugees in Gevgelija Camp; Macedonia, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-18

Middle Eastern Refugees Cuing in Gevgelija Camp, Macedonia.

Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-20

Pro-Refugee March;Turin, Italy, Sept 2015

Pro-Refugee March;Turin, Italy, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-12

Pro-refugee march in Turn, Italy.

Source: Tommaso Corisco/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-15

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

Aftermath of Assad Government's Barrel Bombing; Ariha, Northern Syria, Sept 2015

Aftermath of Assad Government's Barrel Bombing; Ariha, Northern Syria, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-06

"Aftermath of the deadly barrel bomb attack by [the] Assad regime in Ariha earlier today. 3 Killed, 40+ injured." Ariha is a small town in Northern Syria, a few kilometers south of Idlib. The town is currently controlled by the Syrian Islamist rebel faction Jaish al-Fatah.

Source: Ariha Today, via Documenting Oppression Against Muslims

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-09-07

Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station; Hungary, Sept. 2015

Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station; Hungary, Sept. 2015

Taken on 2015-09-03

Syrian refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War strike in front of Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary.

Source: Mstyslav Chernov/Wikipedia

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-11-29

The Loss of Three-Year Old Syrian Refugee, Aylan Kurdi; Turkish Coast, Sept. 2015

The Loss of Three-Year Old Syrian Refugee, Aylan Kurdi; Turkish Coast, Sept. 2015

Taken on 2015-09-04

Photographs documenting from the discovery of the body of Aylan Kurdi to his funeral and burial alongside his mother and brother. Some of the photos within the report are graphic. These photos serve as an example of the power of the internet, as due to the viral nature of the photographs of the body of Aylan which were printed in many newspapers globally, there is a large press contingent at his funeral. However, he and his family are only a handful amongst the many thousands more who have died already, or who are likely to perish, in attempting to flee the conflict in Syria.

Source: Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, Twitter, Reuters

Uploaded by Improbability on 2015-09-04

Srebrenica: Where modernity meets atrocity; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug 2015

Srebrenica: Where modernity meets atrocity; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-28

This picture was taken in August, 2015 in Sarajevo. It marks the commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide, and of particular attention is that the message is displayed between a modern shopping centre (an example of the reconstruction process and the interest in vitalizing entrepreneurial practices in Bosnia) and very close to the are where various agencies such as the OSCE and the EU mission in Bosnia have their offices.

Source: Work and field experience in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015.

Uploaded by Colombianresearcher on 2016-02-26

Syrian Refugees Enter Hungary Through Border Fence; Röszke, Hungary, August 2015

Syrian Refugees Enter Hungary Through Border Fence; Röszke, Hungary, August 2015

Taken on 2015-08-25

Syrian refugees cross the border into Hungary by negotiating the razor-wire border fence between Hungary and Serbia. The Hungarian border fence was constructed in the wake of the refugee crisis and it lines the 109-mile border with Serbia.

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-01-15

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