Sand Storm

DSCF2475Sand StormWorld Vision maintains a comprehensive waste management programme in Azraq Refugee Camp, ranging from solid waste management, to trash collection with the support of Syrian incentive based volunteers. 15 to 20 tonnes of trash is collected and some recycled everyday.

Today, I was with World Vision Korea to tell the story of the programme and these workers. Suddenly, a sand and hail storm rose upon us… with @dailylife.of.mine #azraqrefugeecamp #azraq #jordan #syria #humanitarian #syriacrisis #worldvision #worldvisionkorea

Peace for Syria

Yesterday, I was filming one of World Vision’s educational programme in the outskirts of Amman. The programme aims to empower Syrian refugee children and youth within Jordan’s host communities by improving their quality of life through active social engagement, integration and participation. This little girl gave me a thank you card after an afternoon together and her classmates. It was profoundly touching.

Peace must prevail in Syria. Have a thought, a prayer or spare a donation in support of such projects which are making a real difference in the life of these kids.Version 2

The lost photo

The photo was lost on the pavement. It was covered by a fine layer of dust which I wiped off with my sleeve. At first, I felt amused by the outfit of the man. Everything was so grandiosely formal. I looked around to see if anyone was looking for it. The road – next to my Dakar office — was buzzing with people rushing home for the weekend. A memory lost among the crowd, I felt sad for whoever misplaced it. I looked at it one more time, before returning it to the street. I placed it against a wall to be protected but also to be seen. A memory lost on a pavement. I hope it was found before nightfall.