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  • Stick-in-the-mud | 6352-5

    Medicins du Mond provides vital relief work in the refugee and migrant encampment known as The Jungle in Calais. France.

  • Migration | 38070-3

    Climate-affected internally displaced persons board a boat to travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Immigrant | 15549-2

    A health worker in Trapani, Sicily, Italy, reaches out to help a recently arrived illegal immigrant.

  • 2007-813 | 2007-813

    An Ecuadoran woman hugs her 88-year-old father in his home in rural Ecuador. The woman left her small village over a decade earlier with her husband. She started a family in the United States, and works as a house cleaner.

  • 190-8 | 190-8

    A family forced to migrate due to US attacks on Bajur arrives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • 2005-123 | 2005-123

    In the last century the Dogon people of Mali moved from their ancestral homes up in the cliffs down to the floor of the plain. They originally settled up in the cliffs to protect themselves from their enemies, only going down to the plain for cultivation.

  • 2007-531 | 2007-531

    Sri Lankan Tamil refugees wait at the South India coastal border for a security check after a risky crossing at sea.

  • 449-1 | 449-1

    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. These overcrowded, precarious ravines are often the only areas where incoming migrants and poor families are able to settle.

  • 449-2 | 449-2

    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. The poorest of the poor in Guatemala migrate to the capital city, settling in the space remaining, often at the bottom of the ravines. These sites are usually left open, having been previously abandoned due to the dangers of water...

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    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City, Guatemala. These overcrowded, precarious ravines are often the only areas where the poor are able to settle.

  • 449-4 | 449-4

    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. Rapid urbanization often takes place in the most marginal areas of the city.

  • 449-5 | 449-5

    Los Lomas de Azacualpilla, a community in Guatemala City. As part of a Hurricane Mitch resettlement program, this inter-city squatter community was relocated twenty miles outside of the city center. Far from urban markets and job opportunities, lacking potable water, sewage, and health facilities,...

  • 449-9 | 449-9

    The city of Santa Elena in northern Guatemala. Due to the high rate of urbanization, there is a lack of planned growth and infrastructure that services the needs of businesses and households, which results in an uneven pace of modernization. Here, the jumble of electric lines displays the hasty,...

  • 449-12 | 449-12

    Urban problems in the city of Santa Elena (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. Several families live close to the municipal dump, living off the materials deposited there. Here, men are shown "helping" to remove a load of trash,...

  • 449-13 | 449-13

    Urban problems in the city of San Benito (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. While the majority of household trash is burned at home, waste is collected from public areas, such as the central markets, and from businesses like large hotels...

  • 449-14 | 449-14

    In the undeveloped and sparsely populated northern region of Guatemala (El Peten), the tri-city area of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito is, in effect, the "Big City." Located in the middle of San Benito, the Zona Roja (red-light district) is close to the central market and the...

  • 449-15 | 449-15

    In the undeveloped and sparsely populated northern region of Guatemala (El Peten), the tri-city area of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito is, in effect, the "Big City." Located in the middle of San Benito, the Zona Roja (red-light district) is close to the central market and the...

  • 449-21 | 449-21

    A family in Trecer Lotificacion, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala.

  • 2004-165 | 2004-165

    CARE India is currently implementing its HIV/AIDS program in the tribal district of Dantewada to provide young men and women with choices for protection against STI/RTI, HIV/AIDS, and for birth spacing. At large gatherings such as the Madai Mela (seen here), mobile agents chosen from amongst tribal...

  • 449-6 | 449-6

    Migrants arrive by bus in the city of Santa Elena in northern Guatemala.

  • 449-7 | 449-7

    A dense and lively central market in the city of Santa Elena in northern Guatemala. Since the late 1980s, the lowland rainforest region of northern Guatemala, El Peten, has become the destination of many Central American migrants who arrive seeking opportunity in the form of cheap available land....

  • 449-8 | 449-8

    A dense and lively central market in the city of Santa Elena in northern Guatemala. Since the late 1980s, the lowland rainforest region of northern Guatemala, El Peten, has become the destination of many Central American migrants who arrive seeking opportunity in the form of cheap available land....

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