Many Venezuelans suffering from malnutrition as the once-prosperous, oil-rich OPEC nation has seen its economy halve in size over the last five years under President Nicolás Maduro. Venezuelans' diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports and salaries fail to keep apace with inflation that is now above 2 million percent annually.
Several migrants traveling north to the US making the trek this year faced arduous conditions, braving fierce heat by day and searching for a safe place to sleep at night. Many regard their faith as their compass.
Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis. Take a look back at 2017 with these remarkable photos.
When ISIS invaded northern Iraq, they captured many Yazidi women, forced them to convert to Islam and traded them as sex slaves. The Yazidi community granted photographer Marcio Pimenta rare access to capture moving images of the reintegration process for freed women rejoining the group.
At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan more than 7,000 children have been born over the last five years since the camp was set up to handle the large numbers of Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country. How do parents describe what’s happening in Syria to their children who have no memory of the country? What do they say about their home? Photographer Alisa Reznick offers a glimpse of life in the Zaatari camp.
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