Project Type: International Reporting
Secret Charms and 7th Sons: ‘The Cure’ Is Alive and Well in Ireland
PULLOUGH, Ireland — For two hours on Sunday mornings, they come to the pub with all that ails them. A small boy with a rash. A farmer with ringworm. A man with a throat infection. They are here to see Joe Gallagher, who owns this canary yellow pub, nestled alongside a canal in the tiny…
The Woman Who’s Shaking Up Britain’s Labour Leadership Campaign
SOWERBY BRIDGE, England — Shaking the raindrops from her waterproof jacket, its oversized hood nearly covering her eyes, Lisa Nandy bundled into the Willow Cafe with a smile and an easy hello. Ms. Nandy, 40, a Labour politician, is vying for her party’s leadership and was here to meet with residents of this small town…
Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This Clinic.
A visual report from the only public neonatal clinic in South Sudan. The country is one of the toughest places in the world for newborns with health problems to survive. See the report at The New York Times here.
In South Sudan, a Never-Ending Hunger Season Puts Millions in Danger
JUBA, South Sudan — The hunger season came early this year. By February, once seen as a time of plenty, Nyabolli Chok had run out of food for her three children in their village here in South Sudan. She knew they had to leave. “We were eating leaves off of trees,” she said, describing how…
First, a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street. Then He Waded Into Syria.
Robert Grodt was a volunteer medic at the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, when he pulled Kaylee Dedrick, who had just been pepper-sprayed in the face, out of the crowd to treat her. The pair quickly hit it off, and when video of Ms. Dedrick being sprayed in the face captured the world’s attention, the spotlight turned…
The Kurds of County Leitrim: Refugees Call an Irish Town Home
CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, Ireland — A bold black-and-red sign announces Jamshid Ghafur’s business — “Kurdish Barber” — up a narrow flight of stairs just off the main street of Carrick-on-Shannon in western Ireland. Here, patrons have their hair trimmed under the watchful eyes of the famed Irish fighter Conor McGregor, whose poster hangs high on a wall.…
Where they sleep: Refugees build homes in unexpected places
IDOMENI, Greece — It’s a view that speak volumes of the broken European policies on refugees: Nearly 10,000 people are living in trash-strewn, smoke-filled open fields near the village of Idomeni, Greece, trapped here for months on the Macedonian border. The vast majority are refugees and migrants stranded here as they went in search of…
Hell, Greece: Where 10,000 refugees are stranded in squalor
IDOMENI, Greece — On the Greek border with Macedonia, Idomeni was once sleepy and picturesque village. Now, it’s crowded and the air is thick with smoke from open fires and hundreds of flimsy tents crowded on the fields around the train station. But the trains have stopped running, and nearly 10,000 people — most of…
Stuck in no-man’s-land: These are the people Europe forgot
IDOMENI, Greece — The refugees and migrants fleeing war and poverty had come to Greece, seeking a way to western Europe — and a chance to begin again. They thought they would just be passing through this border town. And then, one by one, the borders began closing. First Austria, then the Balkan states said they wouldn’t let refugees…
Brussels neighbor where Paris attackers lived has a tangled history
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The door of 47 Rue Delaunoy was still ajar, broken glass scattered outside, after Belgian police raids on Monday night in connection with the Paris attacks. But although officers continued to search buildings in Molenbeek on Tuesday, the working class immigrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Brussels seemed mostly quiet. Across the…