All posts tagged: Global development

‘I fear when we stop, no one will replace us’: Madagascar’s forest guardians – in pictures | Global development

‘I fear when we stop, no one will replace us’: Madagascar’s forest guardians – in pictures | Global development

Friends, left to right, Mara Tongamana, 46, Soja Mahafeliky, 38, and Realy Tsitigna, 45, are three of the last four rangers looking after the Enekara forest. They are also apprentice healers, or ombiasy, and use the forest to gather plants, leaves and bark. Among the challenges they face is people coming into the forest to kill owls, snakes and chameleons, which are all associated with black magic in local folklore Source link

South Africa: a nation at the crossroads – in pictures | Global development

South Africa: a nation at the crossroads – in pictures | Global development

With the country’s highest rates of unemployment, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in Eastern Cape province offers a snapshot of the state of South Africa’s housing, employment, poverty, crime, and public service delivery. As the country goes to the polls, many of those voting will be part of the ‘born free’ generation who were born after apartheid ended in 1994. On a visit to Nelson Mandela Bay in December, the photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien spoke to many about their disillusionment with modern South Africa but also their hopes, ingenuity and resilience Source link

‘Without them, the city would be lost’: the art of preserving Mexico City’s ancient floating gardens | Global development

‘Without them, the city would be lost’: the art of preserving Mexico City’s ancient floating gardens | Global development

Barrera Aguirre and his daughter, Mixtli Barrera Fernández, at their family’s chinampa, the strip of land they farm. ‘If these problems are not fixed, our history, my family’s history, is going to end. Apart from losing this historical memory, the city itself would also be lost because there would no longer be water,’ he says. ‘The opportunity to have this land so rich, so fertile, to produce food would also be lost, and we would be talking about a possible collapse of Mexico City. But we still have time’ Source link

‘We do not call ourselves Tutsi or Hutu’: the new Rwandans, three decades after the genocide – in pictures | Global development

‘We do not call ourselves Tutsi or Hutu’: the new Rwandans, three decades after the genocide – in pictures | Global development

Between 800,000 and 1 million Rwandans were​ massacred in 100 days between April and​ June 1994.​ The ethnic genocide by Hutu militias ended with the seizure of power by the​ Tutsi troops of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, led by Paul Kagame, who has now been president for 24 years. In Kigali last year, French photographer Julien Daniel collected testimonies of some of the city’s young people born since the genocide and who have grown up knowing only one leader Photographs by Julien Daniel/MYOP Source link

Inside South Sudan’s worsening refugee crisis – in pictures | Global development

Inside South Sudan’s worsening refugee crisis – in pictures | Global development

As the war in Sudan moves into its second year, 1,000 refugees a day continue to cross its southern border. Within the small town of Renk in South Sudan, a rapidly growing refugee population faces desperate shortages of water, food and shelter. For many, South Sudan marks a return to a land they thought they had left behind, having fled the country after civil war broke out in 2013. Now new fighting in their adopted country has forced them back again Source link

‘There aren’t seasons any more’: a childhood without water in north Colombia | Global development

‘There aren’t seasons any more’: a childhood without water in north Colombia | Global development

Iveth, 16, lives with her mother, stepfather, two brothers and two sisters in a small house. She used to walk for more than an hour to get water from a mill, but it no longer works. Now the family’s only option is to pay to have water brought in by truck. ‘Water can’t be found, as the weather is changing. There aren’t seasons any more’ Source link

‘Every girl in Iran is born into a cage’: exiled Kurdish women fighting for freedom in Iraq | Global development

‘Every girl in Iran is born into a cage’: exiled Kurdish women fighting for freedom in Iraq | Global development

Kurdish women living in Iran face discrimination for their ethnicity as well as their gender. The photographer Keiwan Fatehi spoke to those who were forced to leave their homeland due to oppression, lack of rights or fear for their safety and joined the peshmerga military • Fatehi is an Iranian Kurdish photographer based in Iraq. These images are part of his Gender and national apartheid series with Middle East Images Source link