Children in Gaza describe living under Israeli siege and attacks as worse than being in prison. UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said that recent fighting will result in “deep trauma” for Gaza’s youth [Reuters]
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Angola’s four-decade war ended in 2002. Civilians continue to suffer the consequences. Parties to the conflict mined roads, high-voltage electricity pylons, reservoirs and dams. As a result transportation routes, water and electricity distribution is still affected across the country. Angola signed the Mine Ban Treaty in 1997 and completed the destruction of its stockpile of 81,045 antipersonnel mines in 2006.
Six feet by two feet. Those are the dimensions of what tens of thousands in the city of Hong Kong call home. Subjugated to the squalor of caged dwellings, locals call the residents “Cage Dogs,” as thousands of inhabitants endure these less-than-luxurious conditions. At $200 a month, the cages offer barely enough room for inhabitants to sleep, as three story cages shelter 20 to a room. Shared washing facilities allow for meager accommodations, while the bottom floor cages go for a premium because one can almost stand in them. For the impoverished, elderly and mentally ill, the cages provide a shelter a rung above homelessness, although the conditions remain trying at best. Photographed by British photographer Brian Cassey, hopefully these images offer some perspective to our daily annoyances.