Youtube: Night rescue of boat migrants, off the Libyan coast © MOAS_eu/Jason Florio

Published on May 9, 2015 © MOAS.EU / Jason Florio – All rights reserved Three migrant women intoxicated by fuel fumes are taken onto the merchant vessel Orient Green by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) search and rescue team. They were aboard a rubber dinghy carrying 104 migrants (predominantly Gambians, from West Africa) whoContinue reading “Youtube: Night rescue of boat migrants, off the Libyan coast © MOAS_eu/Jason Florio”

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Wish you were here – postcards from the edges of another place and time

  I once read an interesting travel article by a writer, Guy Trebay, about how he still sends postcards from wherever his travels take him to. I say ‘still’ because it does seem, at least for the vast majority of people I know, as if the action of putting pen to paper (or card) andContinue reading “Wish you were here – postcards from the edges of another place and time”

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Looking back – Marathon Runners in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya

I was in the middle of tidying up my desktop folders, when I came across the above image, from an assignment Jason (Florio) and I did a couple of years ago. This vista, of the Great Rift Valley,  still has the ability to take my breath away…one of the most enchanting places I have everContinue reading “Looking back – Marathon Runners in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya”

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Friday photo: a tailor by day, a hunter by night, Fouta Djallon Highlands, West Africa

  ‘Group deliberation in English, Mandinka, Bambara, and French only confused the issue. We finally opted for what seemed the suicidal approach, by way of the river and hugging the bank, ready to leap into the knotted trees if the hippo came in for the kill.’ Jason Florio – Read more and see more onContinue reading “Friday photo: a tailor by day, a hunter by night, Fouta Djallon Highlands, West Africa”

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