Many of the refugees featured in these photos would now be called “internally displaced people.” For example, the flood “refugees” of the Great Depression in the United States. We might also call some of them “homeless” or even, “enemy combatants.
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With the recent killing of aid worker, Kayla Mueller, it’s easy to wonder, “How safe am I?” Journalists and aid workers face increased threats from ISIS, which has been using high-profile kidnappings to further their cause. So which is really more dangerous, being an aid worker or a journalist?
The Ebola virus has a fatality rate of up to 90% and has killed thousands in West Africa in the past few months. Despite these figures, the U.S.
A few months ago, I stood on a hillside in Petionville, Haiti, overlooking the small, green town below me. Most of the wooden buildings survived the earthquake in 2010, and from the hill, I could hear the church bell in the village square ringing out the hour. It was my first visit back to Haiti in 18 months and the reconstruction appeared to be making progress.
No pressure or anything, but lots of people will die without you. Men, mostly.