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Sierra Leone’s Turtle Islands

Seven months after Sierra Leone’s first Ebola case, the Turtle Islands have now become dependent on food aid. By /Tommy Trenchard/Al Jazeera
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The Reshaping of Suffering through the Lens of a Photojournalist

Reflections on Photojournalism off the back of: The Globe and Mail’s article and “The Faces of Famine: Peter Power in Somalia” which illustrates the famine in Somalia, by elevatyourthoughts

 

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Niger: Tackling Life-Threatening Malnutrition

When her small twins Ousseina and Alassane got thinner and thinner, their mother Zali brought them to the local health centre in the small village of Grado in Niger. Both twins were suffering from severe acute malnutrition, which can be fatal if left untreated. Photo Copyright S.Hauenstein Swan

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Niger’s hunger brides

Niger has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, according to Unicef. On average, one in three girls marries before her 15th birthday – and severe drought, poverty and hunger are pushing some parents to marry off their daughters at even younger ages.

Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

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Mali After the Coup

Mali, a West African nation of 15 million people, is facing serious hardship following a March coup d’etat that has since collapsed. Islamist militant groups have filled the void, forming an extremist mini-state in northern Mali, resulting in sanctions imposed by other African nations. The collapse of state governance has chased away foreign investment, and tourism has dropped precipitously. Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, saw its annual tourist count drop from more than 10,000 to fewer than 20 total foreign visitors this year. Although Mali’s cotton and gold industries appear to be weathering the insecurity well so far, future development is on hold as the interim government in the south works to resolve issues with the patchwork of militant Islamists and Tuareg separatists who rule the north. Reuters photographer Joe Penney has spent months in Mali this year, returning with many photos such as these collected here. [28 photos] link


Niger: Habou’s story

the stroy of a little boy, in niger,  and his home in niger. how he is found ill with malnutrition and how he is getting treatment from Save the Children link


Niger Revisiting an Unfinished Crisis

Seasonal hunger in the Sahel has once again escalated into a major food crisis. In Niger, shortfalls in food production, rising food prices and on-going poverty have pushed tens of thousands of families into food insecurity and thousands of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. copyright http://www.sambronx-photo.ch Samuel Hauenstein Swan link