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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Prickly Pear on Hill Before Sunrise Church (cry for ‘motherland’) / Denby: The Street

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Prickly Pear | by ADMurr

Prickly Pear [Hollywood Hills]: photo by Andrew Murr, 26 September 2017

 
A billboard calling for the impeachment of @realDonaldTrump appears along Interstate 80 next to the @BayBridgeinfo in #Oakland: image via Justin Sullivan @sullyfoto, 25 September 2017


Republicans are coalescing on a plan to deliver "the lowest tax rates on business in modern history.": image via NYT Politics @nytpolitics, 26 September 2017


Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin to @ThisWeekABC: NFL players can have "free speech on their own time.": image via ABC News Politics @ABCpolitics, 25 September 2017


A St. Croix homeowner uses a lawn to send a message to President Trump, asking for hurricane relief: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 26 September 2017



All downhill from there? Photo @winmc "Cheney bust covered in protective plastic during US Capitol renovations.": image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 26 September 2017




#Brazil "Rio favela back under control after army incursion: officials" Photo #AFP @mauropimentel: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 26 September 2017


#Brazil "Rio favela back under control after army incursion: officials" Photo #AFP @CarldeSouza1: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 26 September 2017


 From Ascot to Glyndebourne - Take a look back at the 2017 #British Social Season Photo: @JackWynTaylor: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 26 September 2017  



 From Ascot to Glyndebourne - Take a look back at the 2017 #British Social Season Photo: @JackWynTaylor: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 26 September 2017


 From Ascot to Glyndebourne - Take a look back at the 2017 #British Social Season Photo: @JackWynTaylor: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 26 September 2017

 

 From Ascot to Glyndebourne - Take a look back at the 2017 #British Social Season Photo: @JackWynTaylor: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 26 September 2017


 Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle make their first public appearance together at the Invictus Games: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 25 September 2017

. | by Fabian Schreyer // shootingcandid

Untitled [Red Arrows, Fowey): photo by Fabian Schreyer / shooting candid, 13 September 2017


Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 24 September 2017

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San Juan, after Maria: photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images, 25 September 2017



San Juan, after Maria: photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images, 25 September 2017


People sit in an apartment with the windows blown out by #HurrricaneMaria in #PuertoRico Photo: @jraedle: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 25 September 2017 



Toa Alta, after Maria: photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP, 24 September 2017
 

Toa Alta, after Maria: photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP, 24 September 2017
 


Toa Baja, after Maria: photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP, 24 September 2017



Toa Baja, after Maria: photo by Hector Retamal/AFP, 23 September 2017
 
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Residents at La Perla community in Old San Juan comfort one another as the community recovers from Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017
 
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Residents at La Perla community in Old San Juan comfort one another as the community recovers from Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

La Perla resident Ramon Marrero, 76, walks through his battered residence after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

La Perla resident Ramon Marrero, 76, walks through his battered residence after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

La Perla resident Ramon Marrero, 76, stands in his battered residence after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

La Perla resident Ramon Marrero, 76, stands in his battered residence after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 25 September 2017
 
A man looks at the horizon early in the morning after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A man looks at the horizon early in the morning after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 21 September 2017 

A man looks at the horizon early in the morning after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A man looks at the horizon early in the morning after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 21 September 2017 


A couple sits in their home in El Negro, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria. A day after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A couple sits in their home in El Negro, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria. A day after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 21 September 2017  

 A couple sits in their home in El Negro, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria. A day after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A couple sits in their home in El Negro, Puerto Rico on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria. A day after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity.: photo by Carlos Giusti/AP, 21 September 2017 



Television screens show a news program with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during his address at the U.N. General Assembly, at the Yongsan Electronic Market in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at Trump, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Television screens show a news program with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during his address at the U.N. General Assembly, at the Yongsan Electronic Market in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at Trump, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.: photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP, 20 September 2017

Television screens show a news program with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during his address at the U.N. General Assembly, at the Yongsan Electronic Market in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at Trump, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Television screens show a news program with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during his address at the U.N. General Assembly, at the Yongsan Electronic Market in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at Trump, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.: photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP, 20 September 2017

 

When you lied on your CV about having previous sheepdog experience.: image via Paul Bronks @BoringEnormous, 25 September 2017


"I see that you have made 3 spelling mistakes." Last words of Marquis de Favras after reading his death sentence before being hanged (1790).: image via Klaas Meijer @klaasm67, 15 September 2017
 

For #WorldRhinoDay meet Sasha – the world's only baby woolly rhino and 34,000 years old #IceAgeBeasts: image via The Ice Age @Jamie_Woodward, 22 September 2017
 

#India An Indian one-horned rhinoceros wades through flood waters at the flooded Pobitora wildlife sanctuary. Photo @BoroBiju: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 August 2017
 

Iceberg that broke off Antarctica was 4 times the size of Manhattan: image via CBS News @CBSNews, 26 September 2017

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Carlos/Smith was 1 time. What pix don't capture is how #Kaepernick did it week in, week out over an entire season: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 25 September 2017


"The Cotton Bowl" (2011) by @hankwthomas #TakeAKnee: image via The Black Aesthetic @blck_aesthetic, 26 September 2017

 
Members of the Oakland Unified School District Honor Band kneel while performing the national anthem at the ballpark last night: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 26 September 2017
 

Today Republican voters in AL will select a replacement for the seat vacated by Atty Gen Jeff Sessions. #gettyimagesnews: image via scott olson @olsongetty, 26 September 2017

 
Here is the #TrumpBillboard you can find in Phoenix at Grand Ave. and Taylor Street... hmmmm, what does it say to you? @JoeHuizenga @KTAR923: image via Monica Lindstrom @monicalindstrom, 19 March 2017


North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho accused Trump of declaring war". Photo taken in New York as Ri leaves his hotel by @jewelsamad: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 26 September 2017
 

"Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement: police" #AFP Photo taken at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Har Adar.: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 26 September 2017

Woodlawn Neighborhood | by GC_Dean

Woodlawn Neighborhood. May Peace Prevail on Earth. Phoenix, Arizona.: : photo by Dean Terasaki, 1 June  2017

Woodlawn Neighborhood | by GC_Dean

Woodlawn Neighborhood. May Peace Prevail on Earth. Phoenix, Arizona.: : photo by Dean Terasaki, 1 June  2017

Woodlawn Neighborhood | by GC_Dean

Woodlawn Neighborhood. May Peace Prevail on Earth. Phoenix, Arizona.: photo by Dean Terasaki, 1 June  2017 
 
What's left of Reese | by ADMurr

What's left of Reese [4th St and MLK, Clarksdale, MS]: photo by Andrew Murr. 25 September 2017

Aging beauty | by ADMurr

Aging beauty  [McLemore, Memphis]: photo by Andrew Murr. 23 September 2017

Golden hour at the power company | by ADMurr

Golden hour at the power company [Inglewood, LA]: photo by Andrew Murr. 25 September 2017

Fade | by ADMurr

Fade [Inglewood, LA]: photo by Andrew Murr. 24 September 2017

Iconography on Olympic Blvd. | by ADMurr

Iconography on Olympic Blvd [Koreatown, LA]: photo by Andrew Murr. 24 September 2017

Catholic Church | by susan catherine

Catholic Church [Desert Center, CA]: photo by susan catherine. 25 September 2017
 
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 Freshly cleaned and decorated graves at Graveyard Hill, Memorial Day Weekend, Shumate's Branch, West Virginia. Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor. This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery: photo by Terry Eiler, May 1996 (Coal River Folklife Collection/Archive of American Folk Culture, Library of Congress)

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Daisy Ross cleaning and decorating a grave on Memorial Day Weekend, Graveyard Hill, Shumate's Branch, West Virginia. Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor. This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery: photo by Terry Eiler, May 1996 (Coal River Folklife Collection/Archive of American Folk Culture, Library of Congress)

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Tending graves on Graveyard Hill, Shumate's Branch, West Virginia, on Memorial Day Weekend. Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor. This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery: photo by Terry Eiler, May 1996 (Coal River Folklife Collection/Archive of American Folk Culture, Library of Congress)

Sunrise | by navejo

Sunrise [Montreal]: photo by navejo, 19 August 2017

Sunrise | by navejo

Sunrise [Montreal]: photo by navejo, 19 August 2017

Sunrise | by navejo

Sunrise [Montreal]: photo by navejo, 19 August 2017

When You Live in the Shadow of His House. | by david grim

When You Live in the Shadow of His House [Polish Hill, Pittsburgh]: photo by David Grim, 14 July 2017

When You Live in the Shadow of His House. | by david grim

When You Live in the Shadow of His House [Polish Hill, Pittsburgh]: photo by David Grim, 14 July 2017

When You Live in the Shadow of His House. | by david grim

When You Live in the Shadow of His House [Polish Hill, Pittsburgh]: photo by David Grim, 14 July 2017

Sunday morning you sure looked fine | by Robert Ogilvie

Sunday morning you sure looked fine [San Francisco CA]: photo by Robert Ogilvie. 25 September 2017

Old School | by Robert Ogilvie

Old School [San Francisco CA]: photo by Robert Ogilvie. 25 September 2017

Untitled | by tory.g

Kansas City, MO: photo by Tory Garcia, 7 September 2017

Untitled | by tory.g

Kansas City, MO: photo by Tory Garcia, 7 September 2017

Untitled | by tory.g

Kansas City, MO: photo by Tory Garcia, 7 September 2017

Los Angeles, CA | by Mike Murphy -

Los Angeles, CA: photo by Mike Murphy, 2 September 2017

Los Angeles, CA | by Mike Murphy -

Los Angeles, CA: photo by Mike Murphy, 2 September 2017

Los Angeles, CA | by Mike Murphy -

Los Angeles, CA: photo by Mike Murphy, 2 September 2017

Indiana wants me (Indiana State Prison) | by find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago)

Indiana wants me (Indiana state prison). Michigan City, IN.
: photo by curtis locke, 23 September 2017


Indiana wants me (Indiana State Prison) | by find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago)

Indiana wants me (Indiana state prison). Michigan City, IN.
: photo by curtis locke, 23 September 2017


Indiana wants me (Indiana State Prison) | by find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago)

Indiana wants me (Indiana state prison). Michigan City, IN.
: photo by curtis locke, 23 September 2017


North from Hanksville , Utah  *A.Ola Schmidt | by aosart3

North from Hanksille, Utah *A.Ola Schmidt | Utah
: photo by ankeola schmidt, 22 April 2013


North from Hanksville , Utah  *A.Ola Schmidt | by aosart3

North from Hanksille, Utah *A.Ola Schmidt | Utah
: photo by ankeola schmidt, 22 April 2013


North from Hanksville , Utah  *A.Ola Schmidt | by aosart3

North from Hanksille, Utah *A.Ola Schmidt | Utah
: photo by ankeola schmidt, 22 April 2013


Untitled | by BautistaNY

Washington Heights, NYC  | 2017. Bird's eye view..
: photo by BautistaNY, 24 August 2017


Untitled | by BautistaNY

Washington Heights, NYC  | 2017. Bird's eye view..
: photo by BautistaNY, 24 August 2017


Untitled | by BautistaNY

Washington Heights, NYC  | 2017. Bird's eye view..
: photo by BautistaNY, 24 August 2017


Edwin Denby: The Street

Image, Source: b&w film copy neg. from print
 
A woman and her dog in the Harlem section, New York, New York: photo by Gordon Parks, May 1943

The street is where people meet according to law
Organize their natures to twenty-four hours
Say what to eat, take advantage of what they saw
And continue exercising daily powers.

Take one of these buildings, when standing awhile
The architect's headaches have been written right off
Just as a father's headaches amount to a smile
Like a cipher, when he gets a client to laugh.

So a million people are a public secret
(As night is a quieter portion of the day)
These are their private lives tearing down the street
Stepping past mouldings and and past 'Special Today'.

Running they see each other without looking,
Love has not stopped, has not started by fucking.

Edwin Denby (1903-1983): "The street is where people meet according to law...": from In Public, In Private, 1948

Image, Source: digital file from intermediary roll film

Apartment house, Harlem: photo by Gordon Parks, May 1943

Image, Source: digital file from intermediary roll film
 
Forty-ninth Street near Sixth Avenue, New York, New York: photo by Arthur Rothstein, December 1937

Image, Source: digital file from intermediary roll film
 
A Harlem street scene, New York, New York: photo by Gordon Parks, May/June 1943
Photos from Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress


Mexico Earthquake

Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell, 25 September 2017

Mexico Earthquake

Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell, 25 September 2017

About the streetlight. | by tetyanabunyak

About the streetlight. [L'viv, Ukraine]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 26 September 2017

About the streetlight. | by tetyanabunyak

About the streetlight. [L'viv, Ukraine]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 26 September 2017

About the streetlight. | by tetyanabunyak

About the streetlight. [L'viv, Ukraine]: photo by Tetyana Bunyak, 26 September 2017
cry for ‘motherland’

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For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count: Muneeza Naqvi, AP, 22 September 2017

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime.

He saw his father shot by “Burma soldiers,” he volunteers in a calm yet deeply unsettling tone, lifting two fingers of his right hand to illustrate the act. When his father didn’t die right away, he saw the soldiers slash his throat.

His mother fled their home in Myanmar with Hamid and four younger siblings. They hid in forests for days and then walked for two days to reach the safety of Bangladesh.

Now he is the “elder” of his family, he says. So he tries to provide for them — as best he can in a place where hundreds of thousands of people share his family’s desperation. He stands on one edge of a vast, muddy field with a group of other boys, hoping that a passing aid truck will throw him some packets of food.

Children make up about 60 percent of more than 420,000 people who have poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks— Rohingya Muslims fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar.

They have seen family members killed and homes set on fire. They have known fear and terror. And they have endured dangerous journeys through forests and on rickety boats.

Sometimes they’ve done it alone. UNICEF has so far counted more than 1,400 children who have crossed the border with neither parent.

Now they’ve traded the fear and terror of Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state for the chaos of refugee camps in Bangladesh. Tens of thousands of strangers live cheek by jowl in normally uninhabitable places are hardly the safe havens that nurture a childhood.

Hunger is a constant and most children have to beg at some point if they are to eat. To do that, they have to leave their tents. Their parents, who are simply too overwhelmed and impoverished themselves, cannot chaperone them.

Most of the babies are sick, burning with fevers or suffering from diarrhea. Clean water and toilets are so rare as to be nonexistent.

“These children have been through a terrible experience. They are heavily traumatized,” says Fatema Khyrunnahar, a child protection officer with UNICEF who is working to set up what the agency calls “child friendly spaces” within the squalor and misery of the Rohingya camps.

These are rare spaces where these children can be around each other. Play and sing and shout and have books read to them.

And in a small room that was built just a week ago in this refugee camp, they seem to do just that — at first.

But of course the children of Balukhali and other refugee camps need more. And you only need to look closely at the children in the small room to see the wariness and sadness. Their bodies are tense. Their eyes dart around.

“They are under so much stress,” Khyrunnahar says. She has worked with children in distress before but says the tragedy of the children in these refugee camps sometimes overwhelms her.

They need counseling — first to express their trauma and perhaps later, if they are lucky, to let it go.

There’s a 10-year-old boy who crossed the border clutching his 6-year-old sister. 

A neighbor brought the two children after both their parents were killed.

“For many days he did not speak,” Khyrunnahar says.

Finally, he said, “The family he stays with does not love me.”

“He loves to be held and hugged. He clearly missing that,” she says, but she also understands the problems of the family that brought him to safety. They’re struggling too.

The problems are enormous. Aid agencies like UNICEF and MSF who are working with children in these camps say they’re barely scratching the surface when it comes to addressing their mental and physical well-being.

“We’re very worried about the scale of the crisis and the gap there is” between the need and available aid, says MSF’s project coordinator for emergency response in Cox’s Bazar, Arunn Jegan.

“Such a large number of children without caretakers are extremely vulnerable,” Jegan says.

Trafficking, servitude, sexual abuse and getting separated from their families are some of the fears that lurk here for children.

Their circumstances have turned them into adults well before their time. Eight or 10-year-olds are caregivers and guardians for their toddler and infant siblings. They stand on the roadside, babies on their hips and in their arms, waiting endlessly for the trucks that distribute food aid.

It doesn’t take long for a chaotic scene to break out. A van of local volunteers may drive by, tossing out packets of biscuits or water bottles or even money. 

Large groups of Rohingya standing along the road start running after it, men, women and children.

It’s easy for children to wander too far away from home. They get confused about direction, simply following other groups of kids or adults to places where they think they might get some food or other relief material being handed out.

That’s what happened to sisters Majidia and Jasminara, who appeared to be about 10 and 6. As aid trucks pulled into a food delivery area they lost track of their sister Dilnawaz. She is younger than Jasminara, the older girl said as she sobbed inconsolably.

“I told her not to go. I told her not to go,” she kept repeating as tears poured down both their faces.

But the little girl, likely hungry, just vanished into the crowd: easily more than 5,000 people corralled by police and soldiers.

The sobbing girls waited surrounded by a growing crowd. Public announcements were made. More announcements were made.

The once somewhat organized crowd that was waiting for food became chaotic as people walked away with bundles of rice.

Darkness fell.

Little Dilnawaz didn’t make her way back to her sisters.
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, photo, Rohingya Muslim girl Majidia stands surrounded by a crowd after her little sister Dilnawaz got lost near a food distribution area near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It’s easy for children wander too far away from home confused about direction, simply following other groups of kids or adults to places where they think they might get some food or other relief material being handed out. That’s what happened to sisters Majidia and Jasminara. As aid trucks pulled into a food delivery area, they lost track of their baby sister. Little Dilnawaz didn’t make her way back to her sisters.:  photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 19 September 2017


In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 photo, Rohingya Muslim boys, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, cry as Bangladeshi men push them away during distribution of food aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Children make up about 60 percent of the sea of humanity that has poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. And the UN’s child rights agency UNICEF has so far counted about 1,400 children who have crossed the border without their parents.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 20 September 2017

In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, a young Rohingya Muslim boy from Myanmar carries a child on his back and walks through rice fields after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area. Children make up about 60 percent of the sea of humanity that has poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks. These Rohingya Muslim children have endured dangerous journeys through forests and on rickety boats. Escaping to Bangladesh has meant safety from that violence. But the chaotic refugee camps, with tens of thousands of strangers living cheek by jowl in normally uninhabitable places are hardly the safe havens that nurture a childhood.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 1 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, Bangladeshis crowd a tuk-tuk on a street with a billboard in appreciation of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, Bangladeshis crowd a tuk-tuk on a street with a billboard in appreciation of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, Bangladeshis crowd a tuk-tuk on a street with a billboard in appreciation of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, Bangladeshis crowd a tuk-tuk on a street with a billboard in appreciation of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017
 
In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims beg on the road between Kutupalong and Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims beg on the road between Kutupalong and Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims beg on the road between Kutupalong and Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
 

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims beg on the road between Kutupalong and Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims walk past bundles of bamboo poles used to make tents at Lambashia, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims walk past bundles of bamboo poles used to make tents at Lambashia, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims walk past bundles of bamboo poles used to make tents at Lambashia, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims walk past bundles of bamboo poles used to make tents at Lambashia, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, people lay bricks to build a pavement at a new Rohingya settlement in Lambashia, near Kutupalong. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, people lay bricks to build a pavement at a new Rohingya settlement in Lambashia, near Kutupalong.
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photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017


In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, people lay bricks to build a pavement at a new Rohingya settlement in Lambashia, near Kutupalong. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) 

In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, people lay bricks to build a pavement at a new Rohingya settlement in Lambashia, near Kutupalong.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 23 September 2017 
 

A young Rohingya Muslim boy, Sheikh Ahmad, center, recites verses from the Quran in a crowded little tent that serves as a madrasa or religious school in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As he lifted his hands in prayer, tears began to roll down his face and he prayed for those killed in the violence that his family escaped. Later, in his family’s little shack, the Associated Press photographer asked him “why did you cry?” tears seeped through again and he said, “I’m crying for my motherland.” Photo Dar Yasin/Associated Press: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 24 September 2017

 

A young Rohingya Muslim boy, Sheikh Ahmad, center, recites verses from the Quran in a crowded little tent that serves as a madrasa or religious school in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As he lifted his hands in prayer, tears began to roll down his face and he prayed for those killed in the violence that his family escaped. Later, in his family’s little shack, the Associated Press photographer asked him “why did you cry?” tears seeped through again and he said, “I’m crying for my motherland.” Photo Dar Yasin/Associated Press: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 24 September 2017

Rohingya cry for ‘motherland’ at refugee camp: Dar Yasin, AP, 24 September 2017


KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — The young Rohingya Muslim boy recites verses from the Quran in a small, crowded tent that serves as a madrasa in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Then Sheikh Ahmad lifts his hands in prayer and the tears begin to flow.
 
He prays for those killed in the violence that his family escaped, among the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh over the past month.
 
Back in his family’s tiny shanty, he plays with his sisters.
 
An Associated Press photographer asks him why he wept, and the tears seep through again.
 
“I’m crying for my motherland,” he says.



A Rohingya refugee waits in a camp in Cox's Bazar on September 17, 2017.: photo by Cathal McNaughton / Reuters, 17 September 2017
 
 
A Rohingya refugee arrives at a camp in Cox's Bazar on September 18, 2017.: photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters, 18 September 2017 
 
 
Shunwara Begum waits for aid in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp on September 21, 2017, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.: photo by Alison Joyce/Getty, 21 September 2017
   
A Rohingya refugee child crawls through mud in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 21 September 2017

 
 Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Burma into Bangladesh, stand in lines to receive food being distributed near the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on September 19, 2017.: photo by Bernat Armanque/AP, 18 September 2017
 
 
Hands of refugees stretch out as they scramble for donations in the Balukhali camp on September 18, 2017, in Cox's Bazar.: photo by Alison Joyce/Getty, 18 September 2017
  

A Rohingya refugee waits to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 22 September 2017


Rohingya refugee children pose for a picture in a camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal Mcnaughton @Cathal1978, 26 September 2017


A woman carries her ill child in a refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 26 September 2017


Rohingya refugees wait for food distribution at the refugee camp of Balukhali in Bangladesh. #RohingyaCrisis Photo Dominique Faget: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 25 September 2017


Rohingya refugees wait for food distribution at the refugee camp of Balukhali in Bangladesh. #RohingyaCrisis Photo Dominique Faget: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 25 September 2017

 
Rohingya refugees scuffle as they wait to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh REUTERS/ @Cathal1978: image via Reuters Paris Pix @ReutersParisPix, 24 September 2017


A Rohingya refugee is carried to safety after he collapsed while waiting to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton : image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 25 September 2017


A Rohingya refugee carries her child in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh REUTERS/ @Cathal1978: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 25 September 2017
 
 
A Rohingya refugee girl reacts as people scuffle while waiting to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 25 September 2017
 

Rohingya refugees walk through a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 25 September 2017


Rohingya refugees scuffle as aid is distributed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 23 September 2017
 
 
Rohingya refugees swim in a river running through a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 22 September 2017


Rohingya refugees react as aid is distributed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 21 September 2017


  Rohingya refugees pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 19 September 2017


Rohingya refugees wait in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 18 September 2017

 
A fight breaks out during the distribution of bananas in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 17 September 2017

 
A Rohingya refugee carries a sick infant in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 17 September 2017
 

Rohingya refugees shelter from the rain in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo @Cathal1978: image via Reuters Paris Pix @ReutersParisPix, 17 September 2017

 
Rohingya refugees shelter from the rain in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton: image via Cathal McNaughton @Cathal1978, 21 September 2017

Rohingya Muslims, who travelled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Rohingya Muslims, who travelled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 18 September 2017

Rohingya Muslims, who travelled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Rohingya Muslims, who travelled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 18 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

A Rohingya Muslim, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, beats other refugees as a fight broke out during a distribution of aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 25 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

A Rohingya Muslim, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, beats other refugees as a fight broke out during a distribution of aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 25 September 201



Smoke and fire from Rohingya villages burning in Burma is seen from across the border in Bangladesh on September 14, 2017, in Shah Porir Dip.: photo by Allison Joyce / Getty, 14 September 2017

#15 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

#15 Dhaka | 2017: photo by Sohail Bin Mohammad, 20 September 2017

Pushkar, 2016 | by bmahesh

Pushkar, 2016: photo by Mahesh Balasubranamian, October 2016

Untitled | by Md Enamul Kabir

Untitled [Dhaka]: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 September 2017

Untitled | by Md Enamul Kabir
 
Untitled [Dhaka]: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 September 2017

Untitled | by Md Enamul Kabir 
Untitled [Dhaka]: photo by Md. Enamul Kabir, 9 September 2017

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Maybe the start of a water series (Singapore 2017): photo by Suresh Naganathan, 15 September 2017

Maybe the start of a water series (Singapore 2017) | by bek_the_sur

Maybe the start of a water series (Singapore 2017): photo by Suresh Naganathan, 15 September 2017

Maybe the start of a water series (Singapore 2017) | by bek_the_sur

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5 comments:

TC said...

Neil Young: Campaigner (Even Richard Nixon has got soul), live, Bridge Concert 1996

TC said...


Neil Young: Don't Let It Bring You Down (live 1971)

Benjamin Ackerman said...

I've been hanging out on the rooftops with Batman lately - reading W. Jackson Bate's Samuel Johnson and Keats




TC said...

Ben! Lovely to hear from you. Contributor of an unforgettable bit of critical vocabulary: "own-world". Something we need now, more than ever... ground or rooftop, either would do.

Sandra said...

"Running they see each other without looking,
Love has not stopped, has not started by fucking.".....genial!