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In Ghana, Dominic Nahr has crossed swamps, followed rivers to the beaches and into the Gulf of Guinea. He portrayed the tenuous links between the inhabitants of the Ghanaian coast and their environment. "Understanding Water" highlights the current environmental and social issues surrounding water in this West African country.

Video produced in Elmina, Ghana, for Republik, November 2019.

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At the end of January 2020, 21,000 asylum seekers, including several thousand children, were stranded in the Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. There is normally only room for 3,000 people in this camp.

The European Union's migration policy is forcing tens of thousands of people to stagnate in this so-called ‘hotspot’, the largest refugee camp in Europe. Refugees and migrants live mainly in tents or on the streets, in very precarious conditions.

Caption : Refugees and migrants walk along a muddy path lined with debris as they wait to be registered at the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesvos. Lesvos, Greece, October 24th, 2015.
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At the end of January 2020, 21,000 asylum seekers, including several thousand children, were stranded in the Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. There is normally only room for 3,000 people in this camp.

The European Unions migration policy is forcing tens of thousands of people to stagnate in this so-called ‘hotspot’, the largest refugee camp in Europe. Refugees and migrants live mainly in tents or on the streets, in very precarious conditions. 

Caption : Refugees and migrants walk along a muddy path lined with debris as they wait to be registered at the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesvos. Lesvos, Greece, October 24th, 2015. 
Alessandro Penso / MAPS

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The sub-Saharan region of the Sahel, but also the Horn of Africa are prone to locusts plagues. Hundred of billions of locusts are currently swarming East Africa and have reached Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. These insects can profoundly disrupt the agricultural economy and cause serious damage in a region which is already threatened by climate change and desertification.

In 1986, John Vink reported on locust extermination in Mauretania.

Caption : Locusts exterminated by pesticide spraying. Djigieni, Mauretania. September 20th, 1986.
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The sub-Saharan region of the Sahel, but also the Horn of Africa are prone to locusts plagues. Hundred of billions of locusts are currently swarming East Africa and have reached Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. These insects can profoundly disrupt the agricultural economy and cause serious damage in a region which is already threatened by climate change and desertification. 

In 1986, John Vink reported on locust extermination in Mauretania. 

Caption : Locusts exterminated by pesticide spraying. Djigieni, Mauretania. September 20th, 1986.
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Cambodia was one of the 50 developing countries that enjoyed duty-free access to EU markets under a ”Everything but Arms” scheme. But the EU decided on Wednesday February 12th to partially withdraw Cambodia from the trade, due to the systematic violations of human rights that the leaders of the country are accused of. This decision is likely to impact the garment sector and its 700.000 workers.

Caption : Room of Tim Thavy, recently hired garment factory worker, 29 years old, from Kampot province. She shares with 6 other people. Chom Chao, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 13th 2011.
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Cambodia was one of the 50 developing countries that enjoyed duty-free access to EU markets under a ”Everything but Arms” scheme. But the EU decided on Wednesday February 12th to partially withdraw Cambodia from the trade, due to the systematic violations of human rights that the leaders of the country are accused of. This decision is likely to impact the garment sector and its 700.000 workers. 

Caption : Room of Tim Thavy, recently hired garment factory worker, 29 years old, from Kampot province. She shares with 6 other people. Chom Chao, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 13th 2011.
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Since Donald Trump's January 28th presentation of the "peace plan" for the Middle East, Palestinian leaders have been planning to have the U.N. Security Council pass a resolution condemning the plan, which violates international law and tramples on their national rights. This vote, scheduled for Tuesday February 11th, did not take place due to a lack of international support.

Matthieu Gafsou's photographic essay, "Compromised Lands", observes Israel's territorial policies on Palestinian lands. His photographs delineate inequalities and anachronisms, draw stark comparison between public, religious, private and political space, probe identities and histories.

Caption : Sight from the Maale Adumim Settlement.
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Since Donald Trumps January 28th presentation of the peace plan for the Middle East, Palestinian leaders have been planning to have the U.N. Security Council pass a resolution condemning the plan, which violates international law and tramples on their national rights. This vote, scheduled for Tuesday February 11th, did not take place due to a lack of international support. 

Matthieu Gafsous photographic essay, Compromised Lands, observes Israels territorial policies on Palestinian lands. His photographs delineate inequalities and anachronisms, draw stark comparison between public, religious, private and political space, probe identities and histories. 

Caption : Sight from the Maale Adumim Settlement.
Matthieu Gafsou / MAPS 

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