PAPER COLLAGES

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SURVIVORS

and their stories

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Luis Acosta & Angel Jesus (Honduras)

Luis is carrying 5-year-old Angel across the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala. Both are from Honduras and fleeing to the USA to immigrate.

Luis and Angel are fleeing from poverty, corruption and violence. Streetgangs are setting back big parts of Central America and the mortality rate of children and teenagers are 53% higher than of adults.

 

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Fay Mohammad (Somalia)

Fay had to endure a genital mutilation five days ago.

Her legs has been tied together to prevend post-bleeding. You can see in her face that she is in great pain. Genital mutilation means the partial or complete removal of the outer genitals without a medical reason.

More than 200 million girls and women have been mutilated in 30 different countries. 

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Ali Shallal Al-Qaisi (Iraq)

During the early days of the war in Iraq, members of the U.S. Army and CIA committed a number of human rights violations and war crimes against detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. These included physical and sexual violence, torture, rape, sodomy, and the murder of a detainee.

Al-Qaisi was a prisoner arrested for stealing a car. In the picture, he was hooded, placed on a box, had wires tied to his hands and penis that caused him to convulse. He was told that if he fell off the box he would be electrocuted.

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Xiao Zhen Xie (USA)

75-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie has been punshed by a white man in an anti-Asian attack in San Francisco. She was able to defend herself, but is suffering from longterm consequences. Her grandson collected money on GoFundMe for her medical treatment, but the family decided to donate all of it to an organisation that fights racism against Asian Americans and  Pacific Islanders.

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Hedayat (Afghanistan)

Hedayat, 4, cries in a hospital in Helmand province. Injured by an airstrike, he was not allowed to eat solid food after his surgery. The attack was meant to hit the Taliban, but instead hit Hedayat's family. His father and an older brother were killed, and 13 family members were injured.

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Vasaotse & Noriza (Madagaskar)

51-year-old Vasaotse and three-year-old Noriza walked two hours to participate in the Doctors Without Borders nutrition program. Cattle drovers and thieves burned down his house four years ago and there is no medical care in his village, so they must otherwise resort to traditional medicine.

74,000 children in Madagascar are currently malnourished due to a historic drought, sandstorms caused by deforestation and the economic effects of the Covid19 pandemic.

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Melania Geymonat (England)

Melania Geymonat was traveling on a night bus in London when a group of young men started harassing her and her date (who does not want to be shown). The men tried to force the women to kiss them and made sexual gestures. Melania's date pretended to throw up, but the men started throwing coins at her before hitting her until both women were bleeding. Melania left England after that.

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Tahani (Jemen)

"Whenever I saw I hid. I hated seeing him." Tahani was six years old when she was married off to her husband of 27 years. 39,000 children are married off every day before their 18th birthday.

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Tipu Sultan (Bangladesh)

Journalist Tipu Sultan was kidnapped and severely beaten with a baseball bat and iron bars by 15 men after he published an article accusing lawmaker Hazari of criminal activity. Havari sent his private army to break Sultan's legs and right hand so he could no longer write. They left him dead on the side of the road, but Sultan miraculously survived.

Bangladesh is ranked 152 out of 180 on the press freedom list. The situation is considered problematic, with dozens of journalists attacked annually for their work.

FINELINER


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