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Swarms of up to 80 Million Locusts Decimating Crops In East Africa, Threatening Food Security of 13 Million People

The United Nations (UN) has called on the international community to provide nearly $76 million to finance aerial spraying of pesticides in East Africa, where swarms of locusts continue to decimate crops and threaten food security in the region. In a tweet published yesterday, the Executive Director for the UN World Food Programme warned that if countries “do nothing” now, they will be forced to spend 15 times more money to feed the 13 million people “devastated by the loss of their crops ...
Tags: Photography, News, Uncategorized, Famine, Uganda, Oman, South Sudan, Un, Tanzania, Somalia, Indian Ocean, Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, United Nations UN, UN World Food Programme, Beasley


Swarms of up to 80 Million Locusts Decimating Crops In East Africa, Threatening Food Security For 13 Million People

The United Nations (UN) has called on the international community to provide nearly $76 million to finance aerial spraying of pesticides in East Africa, where swarms of locusts continue to decimate crops and threaten food security in the region. In a tweet published Thursday, the Executive Director for the UN World Food Programme warned that if countries “do nothing” now, they will be forced to spend 15 times more money to feed the 13 million people “devastated by the loss of their crops a...
Tags: Photography, News, Uncategorized, Famine, Uganda, Oman, South Sudan, Un, Tanzania, Somalia, Indian Ocean, Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, United Nations UN, UN World Food Programme, Beasley


a small flood-inspired gratitude list (and how to help people who are still struggling)

1.  Weekly date nights.  Since the flood, every Sunday night, Marcus and I have been walking to a nearby bar/restaurant for an early dinner, and we make a to-do list for the things we need to tackle as inthe upcoming week, as part of our rebuilding.  We go over what still needs to be taken care of (providing more information to the bank, making plans for the demolition of our ruined house, that sort of thing),  and we talk a...
Tags: Photography, Beyonce, Mexico, US, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Unicef, Alex, Caribbean, Us Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Marcus, Random Thoughts, Big Plans, Martin, Houston Texas


The Question Is: Can The UN Survive The Trump Era?

The United Nations will swear in António Guterres as its ninth secretary-general on Dec. 12, when the organization will be only weeks away from the inauguration of Donald Trump and the potentially most threatening, hostile political opposition to the UN ever assembled in Washington, D.C. The UN will have to be prepared to respond and defend its record. Most likely, it will also have to fend off a wave of "fake news" and bogus sites designed to weaken public support in the United States and aroun...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, New York, News, Instagram, Obama, Congress, Snowden, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin


Daily life in Cuba

When I was a kid I had , for some reason, the following quote from the Czech historian Konstantin Jireček written on the back of my door: “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” That quote was running through my mind during my recent trip to Cuba. In May 2016 I spent nearly three weeks traveling through the Caribbean island on a photography assig...
Tags: Photography, Usa, Photo, Gallery, Santiago, New Hampshire, South Dakota, New Mexico, Cuba, Plymouth, Nissan, Haiti, Havana, Caribbean, Bernie Sanders, Trinidad



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