A selection of work made for UNMAS is on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the month of April. It will run until the beginning of May and then be sent for display at the Hague in Geneva. It can be viewed in the visitor's lobby of the main building on the exterior wall of the General Assembly.
I was included in Ayesha Shakya's recent project on how Instagram is changing the way we're consuming news. She combined a great set of info into an easy guide for publishers and producers struggling to understand Instagram's Stories feature. Check it out here - including a short Instagram Stories clip from Newroz in northern Iraq.
Escaping war and the Islamic State, families took with them what little they could carry — remembrances of loved ones and the past.
Often, there is little function or utility to these items — a broken watch, a child’s garment, a handful of worn photographs. They are tokens of the life — and the people — they left behind.
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“Every day, there is more shrapnel,” Alia said, sitting on the linoleum floor of the hospital, stroking the tuft of brown hair on Awra’s head that is growing back after it was shaved to remove the first pieces of metal when she arrived at the hospital. Bits of shrapnel are still coming out of her head wounds, and larger pieces remain lodged in her legs.
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"There were voices coming from deep under the rubble, but we helped the easy ones on the top first. By the time we had finished, the other voices had stopped."
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“This will all be over soon,” Khalil added. “And then we will cry.”
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Recent work for UN FAO documenting their cash for work project and mine clearance operations on the main Al Jazeera irrigation canal in northern Iraq.
“This area was once known as the breadbasket of Iraq,” said Dr Fadel El-Zubi, FAO Representative in Iraq. “Farms here provided vegetables, wheat and barley for millions of Iraqis, and well-paid work for people from all over the country.”
all images ©FAO/Cengiz Yar
Work for One World on the Peshmerga frontline and buildup prior to the late October Mosul offensive.
Photography for Mercy Corps on the growing humanitarian crisis as a result of the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. Read their Quick Facts to find out more about the situation. All images shown here produced with funds provided by Mercy Corps.
Work covering the civilian convoy traveling from Dibaga Camp to their homes in Qayyarah, Iraq on Tuesday for AP. As fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group continues, some villages like Qayyarah are now back under Iraqi government control and open for civilians to return. (All images copyright Cengiz Yar/AP Photo)