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Brazil’s hopes and fears at COP17

Dec 9, 2011 | Flávia Moraes

The most dramatic way to see the extent of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is from the air. | Panos Pictures

As the UN COP17 climate change talks in Durban enter their final day, Brazilian journalist Flávia Moraes asks delegates from her country what they hope to achieve and whether Western governments are taking the views of Southern countries seriously enough.

Food price hikes lead to more hunger in cities

Oct 12, 2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

In response to recent reports on food security and concerns about famine, Panos London today launched a new case study series, Hungry in the City, which investigates the effects of food price hikes and rising inflation on people’s ability to find food for themselves and their families.

Hungry in the City

Oct 12, 2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

Hungry in the City is a collection of stories from people in developing countries around the world who explain how they are surviving in an era of higher food prices, inflation and hunger.

Brazil: women builders construct new lives

Aug 8, 2011 | Ana Aranha

Sandra Ferreira de Souza sieves piles of earth which she will use for making bricks

A group of women in Brazil have learned the basics of the building trade, thanks to Lua Nova, a non-profit organisation that helps pregnant women facing high-risk situations such as homelessness, drug addiction and domestic violence.

Killings ignored by media

Jun 23, 2011 | Tia Dag

A spate of killings around Casa do Zezinho's neighbourhood has scared local residents / Eduardo Martino - Panos Pictures

I am growing worried about the rise of murders in our neighbourhood. This entire past month we keep hearing stories of the multiple murders of six or seven men each weekend.

Colombia: housing to fight climate change

Jun 14, 2011 | Maria Valencia

Canoes are needed to reach the half-built homes \ Dirección de Gestión del Riesgo - Panos London

Following a fire, planners seized the chance to build homes designed to cope with Riosucio’s increasingly devastating floods. More houses like these will be needed to adjust to Colombia’s ‘new climate reality’.

“He drank himself to death”

Jun 6, 2011 | Tia Dag

A view of a hillside favela in Brazil

This was a sad week for us. The father of two of our zezinhos [students] drank himself to death. Officially pronounced dead of cirrhosis, the disease had grown worse on account of the lack of medical care in public hospitals.

Prejudice against America blinded me

May 25, 2011 | Tia Dag

Tia Dag addresses students at the University of San Francisco

In the first week of May I was invited by the University of San Francisco to give a lecture on how we run Casa do Zezinho. I was supposed to give a long talk to undergraduate students majoring in Latin American Studies, but I ended up subverting the planned class structure.

Soap opera to tackle climate change

Apr 6, 2011 | Andrea Downer

Grenada | A man in the ruins of his house after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, a new climate change drama will soon be airing in the Caribbean exploring these kind of experiences / Alex Smailes - Panos pictures

The producers of the Caribbean’s first radio soap opera to address climate change know a thing or two about extreme weather. Recording for the pilot series of My Island, My Community had to be put on hold after Hurricane Tomas destroyed their offices in St Lucia in November.

Breaking barriers: Women in a man’s world

Apr 6, 2011 | Panos London

Women learning to be taxi drivers at the Azad Foundation look at a map of New Delhi / Suzanne Lee - Panos London

Panos London presents six case studies of women who are defying stereotypes to tackle poverty and gender inequality in developing countries.

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