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Maha, 5 and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of Isis and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga refugee camp.I do not dream and I'm not afraid of anything anymore Maha says quietly, while her mother's hand strokes her hair.
Maha, 5, and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of ISIS and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga refugee camp.Magnus Wennman—Aftonbladet, winner in the People - First Prize, Singles category.
Maha, 5 and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of Isis and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga refugee camp.I do not dream and I'm not afraid of anything anymore Maha says quietly, while her mother's hand strokes her hair.
41 year old Hellen Alfred (right) with her daughter, 22 year old Gloria John Peter (left). Both mother and daughter live with a mental health problem, Hellen’s illness developed later in life and Gloria was born with a mental health problem. (+211954148800).  Handicap International (HI) launched a four year project funded by AFD (L'Agence Française de Développement) in support of the Ministry of Health to strengthen their mental health activities in the Central Prison and Juba Teaching Hospital. The project aims to develop mental health policy in South Sudan and create evidence for international advocacy on social and civic participation of people living with mental health problems. Links have been established with the prison and hospital to support the growing needs of persons with psychosocial impairments currently detained within the prison. Training of prison and hospital staff on basic care, identification and treatment plans will be strengthened further by specialized advanced clinical training in association with various mental health actors and experts. To supplement HI’s work within the institutions, HI seeks to establishing connections with local community actors such as NGOs and DPOs (Disabled People’s Organisations) providing MHPSS services over the coming year in order to facilitate post-institutional care at a community level as well as to raise awareness in community through various measures (including peer support, advocacy, communication and educational activities). Juba, South Sudan. Photo Robin Hammond. 02 April 2016.
Korean-Mayan descendants during a birthday party. Merida, Mexico. 2016.
Port of Progreso, Mexico, where Koreans first arrived in the Yucatan peninsula. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.
Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi, descendants of Koreans. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.
A Korean-Mayan's traditional Korean dress. Merida, Mexico. 2016.
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World Press Photo 2017: The Best People Images

Feb 13, 2017

Sometimes the innocence of a child’s face can say more about a country’s struggle than countless graphic images of blood and destruction. A haunting photograph of five-year-old Maha, whose family were forced to flee ISIS, does just that. The image, taken by Magnus Wennman, quietly reveals the suffering felt by so many Iraqis at the hands of terrorism and is the winner in the World Press Photo's People Singles category.

An Iconic Photograph of an Assassination Is the World Press Photo of the Year

The quiet beauty of Robin Hammond’s portrait of Helen, a woman living in a developing country with a mental illness, took second prize in same category. Michael Vince Kim’s vignette of ethnic Koreans born in Mexico and Cuba as a result of migration won first prize in the People Stories category, while Antonio Gibotta took second prize for his lively portrayal of Spanish traditions.

The winning photographs were selected from among 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 different countries. In the end, 45 photographers from 25 countries made up the winning list. They will receive their awards at a ceremony in Amsterdam on April 22.

See the winning images in the Sports, Nature and News categories, as well as the World Press Photo of the Year.

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