The lost Generation
After decades of civil war, Afghanistan lost again a new generation of young people because of the war. Called to be the first generation to build the future of the new Afghanistan, this generation, like many other will grow again under the shadow of war.
Red-shirts protesters occupied central area of Bangkok to oust the army-backed prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Red-shirts protesters’ occupation caused huge economic loss for Thailand since the occupation area was the heart of business district in Bangkok. Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra who has been expelled the country by military coup, and millionaires around hims are backing the protesters who came from the north-eastern Thailand where Thaksin Shinawatra has majority of his supporters.
As the negotiation broke up, on 14th of May, Thai army initiated crack down. It resulted the brutal violence with 52 death and 407 injured between 14th – 19th of May. This sequence of photographs document the last 24 h of the Red-shirts Revolution protesters.
Tahrir, 1 year on
Barely twelve months have passed since the eruption of Egypt’s Tahrir revolution, an unexpected mass movement which managed to unseat one of the Middle East’s most established autocracies in just 18 days. But ending the rule of Hosny Mubarak and following a new democratic path for the most populous country in the Arab world has proven to be as tricky as deciphering the secret of the Sphinx.
After the revolution in Egypt, Libya was the next stage. The onset of revolción and subsequent fall of Gaddafi caused a mass exodus of workers who worked for the oil industry in Libya. Some 400,000 fled to Tunisia to seek refuge. A human exodus fleeing the war and was forced to make the journey of their lives to return safely to their home countries. Thanks to the prompt intervention of UNHCR and other international humanitarian crisis was resolved.
The sea has been a life-giving force for the north-eastern Tohoku coast of Japan, but on March 11, 2011 the sea took life away. The earthquake that struck that day was the most powerful ever known to have hit Japan, with a magnitude 9 on the Richter scale. It triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 21m in height, which swept along 600km of coastline, leaving 20,000 people dead or missing, destroying 800,000 homes, and causing three reactors to go into meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A year after the tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, the destruction and legacy of these giant waves, and the nuclear radiation, are still having a major daily impact on Japanese society, which is struggling to return to normality.
The Genocide in Darfur began in 2003, and since then, has evolved into one of the most deadly, complicated conflicts of our time. In the early stages of the war in Darfur, the fighting lines were clear: rebels of ethnic African tribes fought against the Sudanese Government, which was backed by Arab militias throughout Darfur, primarily over access to arable land and water, and an equal allocation of government resources for blacks and Arabs.
Cattle ranching which has been expanding continuously since the early 1970s, is responsible for the majority of Amazon deforestation. This is the result of more than 30 years of government policies that have encouraged investments in infrastructure (roads, dams), occupation of the territory (induced migration) and public funding of such activities.