Lebanese Parliament postpones Presidential Vote
One of the members of Lebanese Parliament arrives at the Parliament in Beirut under heavy security in Tuesday, September 25, 2007. After a brief meeting, they announced the postponement of a session to elect a new president until next month after the legislature failed to have enough lawmakers to elect the President because of a Hezbollah-led opposition boycott. Fears of another attack against anti-Syrian lawmakers were high after the killing of Antoine Ghanem last week, which fueled the accusation against Syria being behind the political killings which left 5 MPs dead and Rafiq Hariri, Prime Minister. Photo by Jiro Ose / Redux Pictures
Joseph Kabila campaign in DR Congo
Supporters of Joseph Kabila, presidential candidate, show their support during his visit in Bunia, regional capital of Ituri in eastern DR Congo July 12, 2006. Presidential and parliamentary elections is slated for July 30th. The war-torn nation last had the national election more than 40 years ago. Kabila became interim president after his father was assassinated, and his the front runner in the campaign. Photo by Jiro Ose
UN Foundation Mission to Jijiga, Girls Up program
Sumaiya talks about the importance of her education in Sheder Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia 18 September 2013. Photo by Jiro Ose
Lebanon in balance
When the 15-year civil war ended in 1990s, Lebanon, once called Paris of Middle East, started the gradual recovery and reconstruction, and enjoyed the relative calm and prosperity. However the instability returned when former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated in the massive car bomb in 2005, and a brief war between Hezbollah and Israel errapted in 2006. Now the political and sectarian divisions, especially among pro and anti western factions, has created the political vacuum, resulted in the opposition members of Lebanese Parliament to walk out, and a brief armed crashes occured in May 2008. After the reconciliation brokered by Qatar, relative and temporary calm returned but the tension is high, awaiting the general election slated for June 2009 which will determined the balance of power in this small bat strategically important nation in the middle east influenced by regional and global politics. In the photo, anti-government Shiia militia fighter signals to give him a cover fire before he crosses the street during a crash against pro-government fighters in Beirut, Lebanon Thursday May 8, 2008.
Sanctuary
Dr. Andre Eckardt and a Iraqi doctor explains the surgeroy to Abudullah's father. Because he had so many surgeries, he is not scared and don't cry anymore, father said about his son.
timber, rainforest, Congo
Children of logger by Afromosia, highly valued tropical hardwood, logged by SAFBOIS, waiting to be transported by Lomami River, tributary of Congo River, near the Village of Yafunga March 23, 2007. Logger makes 400 Congolese Franc, less than dollar per day. Three years after the social responsibility contract was drawn by SAFBOIS, the construction of the school, which is in the contract, is not complete in the village of Yafunga. SAFBOIS is supposed to build health clinic and help lift the village of poverty, but its construction has not even started. Industrial logging is done by SAFBOIS in the rainforest surrounded by small communities including Yafunga. Congo has the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon, supports local population with multiple level from firewood to medicine. Congolese in rural community live with less than a dollar a day. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia Global Hunger Index Visit
Children return home from school in the village of Guguftu in Amhra region of Ethiopia 9 October 2013. Photo by Jiro Ose
Land Leasing in Ethiopia
Ethiopian workers from surrounding village walk through rice paddy for weeding at the farm run by Saudi Star Agricultural Development in Gambela region of Ethiopia 21 November 2011. Saudi Star leases the land from Ethiopian government. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia - Horn of Africa Draugt
2-year-old Ali Abshir is being treated for severe malnutrition at a health clinic run by MSF (Doctors without Borders) a transit center in Dollo Ado in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 10 August, 2011. UNHCR, UN refugees agency, stated that the rate of severe malnutrition among children under 15 is 32 percent. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are crossing the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. Photo by Jiro Ose2-year-old Ali Abshir is being treated for severe malnutrition at a health clinic run by MSF (Doctors without Borders) at a transit center in Dollo Ado in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 10 August, 2011. UNHCR, UN refugees agency, stated that the rate of severe malnutrition among children under 15 is 32 percent. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are forced to take difficult journey, often on foot, to cross the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia - Horn of Africa Draugt
Mohammed Ibrahim carries the body of 1 1/2-year-old Sahro Mohammed to her grave in Kobe Refugee Camp in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 12 August, 2011. Sahro died of complication of malnutrition and illness on 12 August. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are forced to take difficult journey, to cross the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. UNHCR, UN refugees agency, stated that the rate of severe malnutrition among children under 15 is 32 percent, and there is a reporter of measles outbreak, which put the refugees in great danger because their immunity is compromised due to malnutrition. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia - Horn of Africa Draugt
The body of 1 1/2-year-old Sahro Mohammed awiat for the burial in Kobe Refugee Camp in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 12 August, 2011. Sahro died of complication of malnutrition and illness on 12 August. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are forced to take difficult journey, to cross the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. UNHCR, UN refugees agency, stated that the rate of severe malnutrition among children under 15 is 32 percent, and there is a reporter of measles outbreak, which put the refugees in great danger because their immunity is compromised due to malnutrition. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia - Horn of Africa Draugt
Somali refugees walk about in Kobe Refugee camp in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 10 August, 2011. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are forced to take difficult journey, often on foot, crossing the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. Photo by Jiro Ose
Ethiopia - Horn of Africa Draugt
A broken-down (I was told that it is from 1993) Soviet-era tank belong to Ethiopian Army became a part of landscape near Kobe Refugee camp in southeastern Ethiopia, a few kilometers from Somalia/Ethiopia border, Wed. 10 August, 2011. Due to the severe draught, insecurity and lack of assistance in the region, Somalis are forced to take difficult journey, often on foot, crossing the border into neighboring country such as Ethiopia and Kenya in search of water, food, and shelter. Kobe Refugee camp, one of several camps in the area, was opened in late June, but it was quickly filled over its capacity of 25,000. Photo by Jiro Ose
African Sleeping Sickness (HAT) in Uganda
Villagers collect water at a well near Omugo Heath Center in Arua District of Northern Uganda May 5, 2016. The area is affected by Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). Tsetse fly, a vector of parasites which causes HAT, inhabits moist area along rivers, and poor residents along the rivers are most affected by the disease. Most villagers are farmers and pastoralist and they were bitten by the fly when they are working outdoors. The village is heavily affected by Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). Most villagers are farmers and pastoralist and they were bitten by the flies when they are working outdoors. Lima Central Village is sandwiched by 2 small rivers where tsetse fly, vector of the parasites which cause disease, inhabit.
Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures: In 2008, UNHCR, UN refugee agency, recorded that more than 50,000 people have arrived in Yemen, and at least 384 people have died and some 359 are missing and presumed dead while making the perilous voyage across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia. Actual number is believed to be much higher however. Most of those were Somalis running from the chaos and violence in their country or what is left of it. In the photo, as the sun rises, refugees who were washed up to the beach after drowning during the crossing of the Gulf of Aden appear in daylight near the Village of Ahwar in southern Yemen Monday, December 1, 2008. At least 28 people drowned and two were reported missing Monday morning after smugglers carrying them across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia forced them to jump overboard in deep water. The boat was reportedly carrying around 115 passengers. Survivors received first aid , food and water on the beach, then transferred to the UNHCR-run (UN refugee agency) Ahwar reception centre for farther assistance.
Desperate Measures
After receiving first aid, food, water and dry clothing, refugees who survived the crossing of the Gulf of Aden walk across the dunes to the road where they can be picked up and taken to the reception center run by UNHCR near the Village of Ahwar in southern Yemen Monday, December 1, 2008.
UN Peacekeeper's Funeral
A body of Private Noor Mohammad is being unloaded for his military funeral at the UN airstrip in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo Friday, May 13, 2005. Private Mohammad, UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh was seriously injured when his troop was ambushed by militia during a patrol outside Bunia in volatile Ituri region on Thursday, May 12, 2005. He died the following morning at a filed hospital in Bunia. Photo by Jiro Ose / Redux Pictures for NY Times.
Exiled
Ahram, who used to work for American government as a translator in Baghdad, fred to Syria after she was kidnapped and paid the ransom. She had 3 sons but lost one of them due to lack of access to medical care. Ahram, among nearly 4 million Iraqis lost home, runs a informal school for Iraqi children.
Pope Francis in Uganda, Africa
Rev. Mike Ssenfuma shows his excitement after being blessed by Pope Francis at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala Uganda 29 November 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. Photo by Jiro Ose
Zanzibar
Beach with fine and packed white sand is used for commute by a local in Zanzibar 1 April 2016. Photo by Jiro Ose