POOR FAMILY, PHILIPPINES. Cebu City.These families are too poor

to buy homes inland with access to clean water. They are forced

to build makeshift houses along estuaries which are flooded for

six to eight months a year. There is no sanitation system and

rubbish is dumped in the water. Many people in the community are

affected by diarrhoea, tuberculosis and dengue fever. CDREF00198EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH, PAKISTAN. Muzaffarabad. The first of 10,000 solar/wind up Internews radios arriving in the camps. Pakistan?s worst natural disaster struck on October 8th 2005. Over 80,000 people died and more than 100,000 injured. 3.5 million lost their homes. CDREF00406BOLIVIA - LA PAZ. Mother and child. CDREF00559.REFORESTATION PROJECT, BRAZIL. Amazon, vicinity Rio Branco. Scientists collecting seeds to check germination. CDREF00255DIARRHOEA HOSPITAL, BANGLADESH - Dacca. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research hospital. A grandmother with her grandaughter who is recovering from diarrhoea. Most cases of childhood diarrhoea can be treated with oral rehydration solution. Serious or neglected cases have to be treated in hospitals or field hospitals. Diarrhoel diseases are the main causes of death in Bangladesh and in many developing countries. CDREF00557.
SLASH AND BURN CULTIVATORS CHILD, BRAZIL. Amazon, vicinity Maraba. Migrant slash and burn farmers clear land to plant crops. The land usually remains fertile for only a few years. Many children suffer bouts of malaria and other illnesses peculiar to the jungle. Settlers count such problems among the many rigours of the frontier. CDREF00323ONCHOCERIASIS, IVORY COAST. Vicinity Sassandry River. WHO River Blindness Programme. DEC patch test for river blindness. CDREF00405 .MARKET, DENPASAR, BALI. CDREF00228BURKINA FASO - MIDDLE CLASS HOME. Ouagadougou. Family life. CDREF00562.VILLAGE LIFE, BURKINA FASO. Kalsaka Village. Market. CDREF00215
YANOMAMI AMERINDIANS, VENEZUELAN AMAZONAS. Serra Parima, Orinoco River Basin. Yanomami girl. Families live in large communal homesteads. Each family has its own hearth where members eat, sleep and store belongings. Hammocks are strung one above the other like bunks with the youngest children at the bottom. Of all Amerindian tribes, the Yanomami have the least exposure to the modern world. Their future may now be threatened by diseases spread by illegal gold miners. CDREF00266SAMUEL DAM, BRAZIL. Vicinity Porto Velho. The reservoir extends over 100km and has drowned millions of trees in the Amazon. It is estimated that Brazil could produce 40% of its electricity from the Amazon. CDREF00307BURKINA FASO - MARKET. Ouagadougou. Medicinal plant market. CDREF00562.GAZA - Portrait of Palestinian boy. CDREF00607.CHILD WASHING, NIGERIA. Inside his family home. CDREF00305
POOR FAMILY, PHILIPPINES. Cebu City.These families are too poor to buy homes inland with access to clean water. They are forced to build makeshift houses along estuaries which are flooded for six to eight months a year. There is no sanitation system and rubbish is dumped in the water. Many people in the community are affected by diarrhoea, tuberculosis and dengue fever. CDREF00198
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