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Hunger, the ultimate weapon

9 February 2016. Juba: A nurse weights Ojum Mai (2,5) at Al Sabbah Children Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. The child suffers a severe malnutrition and is going to receive a feeding program at the health centre. South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country’s population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, three UN agencies warned. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) stressed that these numbers are particularly worrisome because they show an increase in hunger during the post-harvest period – a time when the country is traditionally most food secure. The number of food insecure people is expected to peak during the coming lean season – traditionally worst between April and July – when food availability is lowest. Humanitarian partners have released an update to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, which projects that the lean season will start early this year, and the hunger period will be longer than in previous years. PHOTO UNICEF / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN

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A long path to asylum

8 June 2015. Barcelona: 'Fodoy', from Gambia, practices weights in a gym in Barcelona, Spain. 'Fodoy' is a nickname for this migrant from Gambia, who arrived to Barcelona in 2007 without residence permit. He fled the country due to political prosecution and departed in a boat to the Canary Islands. Then, the Spanish authorities transferred him to Valencia and then to Barcelona. His asylum request has been blocked until 2017 due to having been condemned for drugs dealing. Until then, he is struggling to find accommodation and to have income to survive, although organizations such as CCAR assist him from time to time. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, CCAR - www.albertgonzalez.net

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Egypt: the Crossroads

Young Egyptians fleeing to Europe

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Darfur in Transition
Abandoned villages

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La Rinconada, into the gold’s bubble

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Faki, the Koran healer
Traditonal Medicine

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Ethiopia, a thousand tragedies

Ethiopia