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Life Among the Ruins; Gaza, Palestine, May 2015

Life Among the Ruins; Gaza, Palestine, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-21

"One year ago, Gaza was targeted in a major 50-day Israeli military operation. More than 2 000 Palestinians were killed, and a third of the population was internally displaced, with thousands of homes and buildings destroyed or damaged. Key infrastructure, including Gaza’s only power plant, its electricity network and water and sanitation facilities, were badly damaged. The impact on the Palestinian territory – already affected by an eight-year Israeli blockade – preventing the freedom of movement of people and goods, has been devastating. Today, nearly 80% of the population relies on international aid, with poverty rates increasing and unemployment recorded at 43% at the end of 2014. The European Commission is supporting the affected population through projects to provide essential water, health and sanitation, shelter assistance, food security, protection and livelihoods assistance. Our colleague Caroline Gluck has been to Gaza to see how people are attempting to rebuild their lives. " European Commission DG ECHO

Source: EU/ECHO/Caroline Gluck / Flickr

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-12-18

Aftermath of Shelling by Houthi and Former President Saleh Forces;Taiz, Yemen, May 2015

Aftermath of Shelling by Houthi and Former President Saleh Forces;Taiz, Yemen, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-15

9 civilians killed and 40 others wounded in Taiz on May 15, 2015 in indiscriminate shelling by Houthi forces and military units aligned to former President Saleh.

Source: Mohammed al-Qadhi/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-06-07

German Navy Rescues 430 Refugees in Mediterranean, May 2015

German Navy Rescues 430 Refugees in Mediterranean, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-08

The German military says it has rescued some 430 migrants in the Mediterranean in its first mission there that comes among stepped-up European Union efforts.

Source: Wochit News/Youtube

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-20

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-01

As incidents of police brutality receive more coverage in the United States, citizens from across the country took to the streets to demonstrate against the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality in the United States. Shown here are different representations of citizen demonstrations, in Baltimore and Minneapolis, in response to the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality. While prominent media outlets mainly displayed non-peaceful protests and looting throughout Baltimore, many did not cover the peaceful protests, and acts of community service that took place in the city and throughout the country.

Source: Fibonacci Blue/Stephen Melkisethian/Dren Prozhegu/National Guard/A.Currell/Bishop M. Cromartie

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-02

Structural Devastation from 'Gorkha Earthquake' in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 2015

Structural Devastation from 'Gorkha Earthquake' in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-30

On 25 April 2015, two earthquakes struck Nepal in quick succession. They devastated the small, mountainous South Asian country.

Source: ReSurge International

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-05-06

The refugees rely on food assistance provided by aid agencies.

The refugees rely on food assistance provided by aid agencies.

Taken on 2015-04-28

It’s hard enough being a refugee anywhere in the world, having to uproot and leave your home, friends and family behind. But can you imagine being a refugee for nearly 40 years? That’s the situation facing Sahrawi refugees – one of the oldest refugee groups in the world – who began fleeing their homes in 1975, when conflict in Western Sahara sharply escalated. The refugees, living in five camps in Tindouf, south-western Algeria, refuse to return home until there’s a political resolution to the crisis – including a referendum on self-determination. In the meantime, refugees depend heavily on international aid provided by donors including the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) having little access to other resources.

Source: European Commission DG ECHO

Uploaded by Ruth-Anne Hurst on 2016-04-14

Structures Destroyed in Aftermath of Earthquake; Saku,Nepal, April 2015

Structures Destroyed in Aftermath of Earthquake; Saku,Nepal, April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-27

Nepal is placed 145th in the 187-country list of the UN’s Humanitarian Development Index. Officials and experts worry that the country’s recovery from the earthquake could take longer than expected.

Source: Hilmi Hacalo─člu/VoiceofAmerica

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-21

Infrastructure Devastation Caused by Massive Earthquake; Kathmandu Nepal, Apr. 2015

Infrastructure Devastation Caused by Massive Earthquake; Kathmandu Nepal, Apr. 2015

Taken on 2015-04-26

A deadly earthquake struck Nepal, including the capital city of Kathmandu, on April 25, 2015. Moment Magnitude (Mw) has been estimated at 7.8 or 8.1Ms. Casualties are still being assessed, and the United Nations is describing the event as a major humanitarian disaster.

Source: Krish Dulal/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-04-28

Structures in Sana'a, Yemen After Saudi Airstrike, April 2015

Structures in Sana'a, Yemen After Saudi Airstrike, April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-21

Destruction in the residential neighborhoods near mountain Attan which suffered a blow from warplanes during Operation Decisive Storm‏.

Source: Ibrahem Qasim/Wikipedia

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-06-01

Devastation Caused by Saudi-led Airstrikes on Faj Attan Neighborhood of Sana'a Yemen; April 2015

Devastation Caused by Saudi-led Airstrikes on Faj Attan Neighborhood of Sana'a Yemen; April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-21

"Widespread destruction in the residential neighborhoods near mountain Attan which suffered a blow air from warplanes from Operation Decisive Storm‏."

Source: Ibrahem Qasim

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-07-16

Shopping Center Destroyed - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Shopping Center Destroyed - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Taken on 2015-04-21

A shopping center in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hit by a bomb dropped by the Saudi spearheaded 'Operation Decisive Storm' which aims to support the internationally recognized but domestically disputed Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi against Houthi forces. The aerial campaign targets Houthi military and strategic facilities but has been criticized due to civilian casualties and the destruction of Yemen's infrastructure.

Source: Mr Ibrahem/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-03

Scenes of Kurdish Women who Have Taken Up Arms Against ISIS; Kurdish Iraq and Syria, 2014-2015

Scenes of Kurdish Women who Have Taken Up Arms Against ISIS; Kurdish Iraq and Syria, 2014-2015

Taken on 2015-04-01 *

Featured in this photo report are scenes of women who have taken up arms against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The majority of these female fighters come from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a militant organization with Marxist-Leninst roots based in Turkey and Iraq that seeks greater political rights and cultural autonomy for Kurds; and the Syria based Women's Protection Unit (YPJ), which is strongly associated with the PKK. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by several states and organisations including Turkey, the USA and NATO. Despite being listed as a terrorist organisation several sources have stated that informal cooperation between the USA and PKK exist in the context of the ongoing battle against ISIS. It is said among the Kurds that their female fighters inspire great fear in the ISIS militants, who believe that if they are killed by a woman they will not go to heaven.

Source: BBC Urdu/PBS/FolkKurd

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-08-31

Rohingya Refugee Rural Slum; Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Mar 2015

Rohingya Refugee Rural Slum; Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Mar 2015

Taken on 2015-03-31

The Rohingya people are a Muslim minority group historically based in Rakhine state, Myanmar. The Rohingya people are considered “stateless entities”, as the Myanmar government has been refusing to recognise them as one of the ethnic groups of the country. To escape persecution and hostility, the Rohingya people have being fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh in high numbers. From January to March in 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 25,000 people have been taken to boats by human traffickers. There are claims that around 100 people died in Indonesia, 200 in Malaysia, and 10 in Thailand (see 2015 Wiki 'Rohingya Refugee Crisis' page for more information) Featured in this photo report are scenes of Rohingya refugees settled in rural slums around the UNCHR-government run camp of Kutupalong. Unlike the refugees settled in the UNCHR camp, who are entitled to shelter, food rations, access to school and health services, the unregistered refugees in the slum are considered illegal migrants and therefore don’t have access to any government or UN services.

Source: DG ECHO/Pierre Prakash/flickr

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-11-19

Gas Leak Explosion in East Village New York City, United States, Mar 2015

Gas Leak Explosion in East Village New York City, United States, Mar 2015

Taken on 2015-03-26

A devastating gas explosion affected the East Village on Thursday March 26, 2015, causing four buildings to become engulfed in flames, with two collapsing and a third in danger of falling down. At least 19 people were injured — four critically — and one was missing.

Source: Twitter/Scott Westerfeld

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-29

Mosque Destroyed by Syrian Gov Barrel Bomb, Jamrin - Syria, Mar 2015

Mosque Destroyed by Syrian Gov Barrel Bomb, Jamrin - Syria, Mar 2015

Taken on 2015-03-22

A Mosque in Jamrin, a village close to Bosra in Southern Syria destroyed by Syrian government barrel bomb.

Source: Archicivilians

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-03

Save the Children Volunteers to Provide Aid in Central African Republic, Mar 2015

Save the Children Volunteers to Provide Aid in Central African Republic, Mar 2015

Taken on 2015-03-19

Community volunteers are appointed to be the link between their communities and the health centre. Save the Children has trained them to identify the main causes of diseases, promote best hygiene and health practices, and follow up on nutrition cases. With their bikes, Pierre, Celestine, Sabin and Matheus sometimes travel 15km away to promote access to health and nutrition care. Photo credit: Save the Children/Mark Kaye

Source: European Commission DG ECHO

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-25

Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu, March 2015

Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu, March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-14

'A complete picture of the destruction has yet to emerge' Cyclone Pam has slammed into the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu leaving "complete devastation" in its wake, aid agencies say.

Source: Save the Children

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-14

Structural Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu, March 2015

Structural Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu, March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-14

'Many residents are spending a second night in emergency shelters' Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale has called for international help after Cyclone Pam ripped through the Pacific archipelago. Describing it as a "calamity", he said he spoke with a "heavy heart".

Source: Save the Children via BBC

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-14

Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam; Vanuatu, Mar 2015

Devastation Caused by Cyclone Pam; Vanuatu, Mar 2015

Taken on 2015-03-14

The photographs depict the extensive damage sustained by the island nation of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean, after it was struck by tropical cyclone Pam. The cyclone hit on the evening of 13 March 2015. Pam was classified as a category 5 tropical cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone scale and the Saffir–Simpson scale. The Guardian described it as the worst natural disasters to have ever been experienced by Vanuatu. Displayed is the devastation that was sustained and the images show uprooted trees, collapsed houses and damaged infrastructure. Estimates by the European Commission say that as much as 80% to 90% of the main island of Efate’s structures were completely or partially damaged. Major damage was also sustained by Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.

Source: DG/ECHO/UNICEF Pacific - Flickr

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-12-02

Unexploded Ordnance Near Civilian Areas in Nikishyne, Eastern Ukraine, March 2015

Unexploded Ordnance Near Civilian Areas in Nikishyne, Eastern Ukraine, March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-12

'Photo Credit: People in Need, Nikishina, Ukraine, March 2015'

Source: People in Need via European Commission DG Echo

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-18

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