Juba 55

Juba 55

As you may know my friend and colleague Øystein Mikalsen share a blog called Untold Stories which tells reports from our travels to troubled countries (mostly). This time Øystein is travelling on his own to South Sudan to report about the devastating catastrophe about to hit the country. Famine is again striking in an African country, and the expected famine in South Sudan will probably be the worst one in Africa since the days of Live Aid. Read more about in Øystein’s post.


24 thoughts on “Juba 55

  1. How terrible and sad the situation in South Sudan is. It’s very hard to watch images of children like this one. But it is good to raise awareness. And realise how lucky us and our children are. Thank you for sharing Otto.

  2. Starkt, starkt både i ord och bild och det manar till eftertanke och självrannsakning hos oss bortskämda i den “rika” delen av vår värld.
    Man kan vara rik och ändå så otroligt fattig att den riktigt fattige ter sig rik i jämförelse…fattig och utsatt, men många gånger rikare i själen än den som inte tycks ha något att kämpa för…och emot:)
    Tack Otto för att jag fick tänka till igen…se långt utanför min lilla skyddade värld och återigen inse hur bra jag/vi har det.
    Tack även för dina tankar och reflektioner om fotograferandets “konst” här nedan…intressant som vanligt!

  3. Our world of many nations is losing the next generation and the one following in many more ways than Oystein’s JUBA images. If only: capturing required solutions were as heartfelt and telling or as immediate.

  4. All PLANET EARTH groups and PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog supports
    UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
    On May 1 2014 to May 3 2014 PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog will dedicate all blog post ups to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Please join us with you support, and just maybe you can help make a better life for children like the child shown above.

  5. Thank you so much for the powerful and heart-rending work that you do with your partner, Oslo. You are giving the voiceless a voice. May God bless and enlarge your influence for people so dear to His heart. I’m very thankful to have “met” you through blogging. You have deeply influenced my own artistic development.

  6. E’ terribile, questa foto fa stare male, ma non si può nascondere la realtà vissuta da certe popolazioni e quindi ringrazio il tuo amico e collega per il lavoro che fa e che ci permette di vedere quante cose orribili ci sono in questo mondo. Questo serve anche per cercare di aiutare questi popoli!!

  7. Hi Otto, thanks for sharing this post. I have responded to it with this comment:
    “Thanks for this post. But can you please share your “call to action” advice? What exact thing is it you would advise your readers to do to help? Should we donate to a fund? Should we contact the UN and appeal to them to act now?”
    Sympathy and caring is all well and good, but it doesn’t solve the problem.
    What direct and exact thing can we do?
    Thanks so much.

  8. Do I ever remember Live Aid, and Band Aid, Farm Aid and many other Geldof inspired trendy-celebrity charity efforts that no one with real money and clout seems to really try to utilize anymore to do some serious good.

  9. Thank you for sharing this, Otto. I am so terribly saddened by your friend’s articles and photos. Would that the world were different. Your post serves as a reminder of the great need that exists in so many places in this, our shared world.

  10. Certainly not a post one can ‘like’ Otto. Thank you for sharing. It just fills my heart with grief that these situations exist. I want to scream and shout and bang the heads together of politicians in Africa and around the world who allow these sitiuations to exist but self interest comes first on a massive scale. What can I do but see what little aid I can afford squandered by greedy corrupt regimes, to see politicians crying out for regime change in countries where corporations, sucking the wealth out of these regions, require it for their continued greed and yet more corrupt theft of the resources that might actually benefit little ones like the child in this picture, while turning a blind eye to others.. It is a very sad world indeed.

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