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2.4 billion tablets - some of the figures in this report are impressive. Nice cover picture too..

http://unitingtocombatntds.org/report/fourth-report-reaching-unreached?mc_cid=8526bfd18f&mc_eid=9d0563e00e
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If you are genuinely interested in humanitarian photography, you will enjoy reading a transcript of David Griffiths’ recent TEDx talk on the thinking behind ‘Being Untouchable’, an exhibition highlighting the injustice suffered by many of India’s 167 million Dalits.

Whilst the talk was not aimed at photographers, it does serve to remind us of our responsibilities when documenting and presenting humanitarian and human rights issues.

http://marcusperkins.co.uk/power-of-recognition
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If you're interested in South Sudan, follow the work of UK charity Saferworld, or just like cows with big horns, I have some pictures for you.

http://marcusperkins.co.uk/south-sudan
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Susan Page, First Ambassador to South Sudan, launched Saferworld's Communities First photo exhibition in Washington DC in July. The image below is from the exhibition and the caption reads:

“There can be no peace without justice. For the future I am worried, as elders we are trying our best to promote peace, but no one is listening to us anymore.” 

Traditional Judge Chief Pasquale Udo Maktab in his office. Now 85 years old, in an independent South Sudan, the Chief has lived in Wau since his birth, during British rule. He presides over the fartit, a court for non-Dinka ethnic groups, once a week, seeing roughly 10 to 15 cases each time.

Across South Sudan customary courts operate alongside statutory courts, often dealing with what are classed as ‘social’ issues like marital disputes, elopement and domestic violence. In reality, however, the remit of traditional courts and their relationship to the formal legal system is often very unclear.

Jebel Kheir, Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal State
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Amnesty International has just adopted a new set of strategic goals for 2016 to 2019 - with work supporting human rights defenders one of the core objectives. I photographed a series of portraits for Amnesty on women human rights defenders in Afghanistan for a recent report, so it is good to know the pictures will continue to have an impact for a little while longer.
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Jon Snow from Channel 4 News hosted the report launch of 'Country Leadership and Collaboration on Neglected Tropical Diseases' at the Natural History Museum in London. It's a long title, but Mr Snow reeled if off without any problems.
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Well done to Johan-Paul Hion, a regular member of our team, who had the demanding responsibility of shooting the Neglected Tropical Diseases Member states event at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

His work illustrated three pages of their latest report 'Country Leadership and Collaboration on Neglected Tropical Diseases', which was launched yesterday at the Natural History Museum in London.

Increasingly popular with clients, this was Johan-Paul's third international assignment as lead photographer.
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At first I thought Martasosa was pleased to see me. I later learned that in Papuan society women ordinarily pay to touch the head of a man - it seems she has having a bit of fun at my expense. We met some fantastic people in Papua, including Martasosa who gave our team an incredibly warm welcome. We visited her community whilst reporting on a neglected tropical disease elimination programme in West Papua, supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Health, WHO and GSK.
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