The 34 day long war between Hizbollah and the IDF, left southern Lebanon completely devastated. Both human and material costs were high. A silent aftermath, where relief efforts from international NGO’s, helped prevent a human catastrophe.
Two boys playing in a shot up car during a cease fire near the border of Israel to Lebanon in 2006.
At the NFI distribution point at Aita El Shaab in Southern Lebanon.
NFI distribution in Reechaf. People are waiting in the demolished mosque as NFI items are arriving
NFI distribution in Reechaf. A truck arrives with NFI items and is being unloaded by local staff
Distribution in Aita El Shaab. Hassan surrounded by anxious people looking for and helping find the names on the distribution list
UNIFIL in southern Lebanon preparing for evacuation.
Children’s swings in Kafra, Southern Lebanon. Israeli artillery were at position in the distant backgroung at the time of fighting.
NFI distribution in Reechaf. People are waiting as the items are being layed out before hand out
A young landmine victim(anonymous) is having prostethics made at the handicap centre in Nabatiyeh.
Portrait of elderly woman (Fatma Hussein) in Kafra who describes the horrors of the war and wishes for the future
Crowd at the distribution point in Kafra getting registered for NFI distribution in great fuss and frustration
Local Crew waiting with NFI items outside the distribution point in Kafra whilst heavy discussion on how to arrange practicalities are being carried out with big movements
Villagers helping the crew at the NFI distribution point to carry petrol heaters into the sorting area
A landmine victim(Mohamed Samy) shows his prosthetic limb at the handicap centre in Nabatiyeh.
This is a story about a brave group of polish workers in Sweden.
As the face of Europe changed through the late ninetees, the beginning of the milleneum offered new opportunities to skilled handymen from all over Easter Europe. They would travel far and away from family and loved ones to work on remote country houses and dodgy construction sites.
Later on laws and regulations would be passed to make it easier for the rest of Europe to take advantage of this large workforce, unemployed in their ‘native’ countries. Better wages and working conditions are offered, yet still far from what Western Europeans would accept working the same trade.
These men worked the Swedish country side for wages they set themselves. It wasn’t much and they showed me a their beautiful homes and minds and gave me an insight into a world existing parallel to a very different Europe.
Witchek and Spitchek dig out for a foundation.
Yaro, Yurek and Richek in front of their caravan home after a two week long work stretch
Spitchek and Witchek dig out for a foundation.
Spichek renders the inside of a house for a private customer in Sweden
Yurek and Rychek discussing family stuff during a break
Lunchbreak, time to talk about women, joke, think about dinner after a long days work
Yaro giving me some attitude as Rychek is busy drawing up plans in his own world.
Rychek comes from Kalisz Pomorski, a very small town in Poland. Here many workers like himself go to Sweden and other Scandinavian countries to work for private employers, hiring them on a day worker basis, but often accommodating them and extending the work to several weeks
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