Countries hit hardest by poverty are often countries that are also caught in other crises, including political conflict, hunger, and climate change. Here, we look at the ten fiscally-poorest countries in the world.
Townsfolk in a small village in Cuba have had to return to an age-old means of survival, growing their own food as the coronavirus pandemic has robbed them of holidaymakers. Until the global health crisis, tourism provided income for about 80 percent of residents of the town. Just a decade ago, Vinales's economy was an agrarian one based largely on tobacco farming. But when the tourist dollars started flooding in people turned their attention away from farming to the services industry. The porches of the town's famously multi-colored wooden homes ...
Diego Cusano, ecletic Illustrator and artist of international fame, transformed his passions into a new profession, the Fantasy Researcher. After getting a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Graphic Design, the artist travels all along Europe for a long and intense period seeking new creative stirrings, determined to create a new independent artistic identity out of the schemes. In 2013 the long-waited new insight pops-up; Diego starts experimenting the collage technique pulling together pencil drawings and still life images, illustrations and graphics. One year later the Italian-based artist published the ...
Kneeling on thick pieces of foam workers hunch over a brown, white and black tile mosaic whose design represents the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers as well as trees, flowers and geometric figures. In the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church in northern Jordan, local townspeople and Syrian refugees work side-by-side. Workers restore a mosaic floor piece by piece at the St John the Baptist church, built in 619 AD. It is one of three church mosaic floors under restoration, or recently restored, in the small town of Rihab, adding ...
Tunisians already use certain flowers in their traditional cuisine. Some sweets feature dried rose petals, while lavender is an ingredient in a spice mix used in couscous recipes. Tunisian chef Bassem Bizid uses edible flowers to prepare his dishes at a luxury hotel in Gammarth, an upscale northern suburb of the capital Tunis, on February 5, 2021. But fresh flowers, which can be used for dishes from soups to salads as well as teas, are a novelty.
As dawn breaks in central Kenya, a helicopter lifts off in a race to find roosting locusts before the sun warming their bodies and sending them on a ravenous flight through farmland. Pilot Kieran Allen begins his painstaking survey from zebra-filled plains and lush maize farms, to dramatic forested valleys and the vast arid expanses further north, his eyes scouring the landscape for signs of the massed insects. The chopper suddenly swings around after a call comes in from the locust war room on the ground: a community in the ...
Turkey has launched a nationwide vaccination program against COVID-19 after the government approved the emergency use of China’s Sinovac, local daily Hurriyet Daily reported. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey inoculated more than one million people in the first week. Doctor and nurse from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as ...
Syrians are trying to move on with their lives after civil war and economic crisis, youths have started to practice a boxing workout on the hands of local boxer Ahmad Dwara inside a damaged building in Atarib town, western Aleppo countryside. The 10-year-old war has affected everyone in the country as a record 12.4 million people are struggling to access food and basic life needs.⁣ According to World Food Programme and after a nationwide assessment in late 2020, the figure means "60 percent of the Syrian population are now food ...
Lebanese songster known as the "Golden Star" Nawal El-Zoghbi has released her first single in 2021 Aakli Wekef (My Mind Has Stopped). Since the release last week, Nawal's new single has achived 2.5 million views on YouTube alone. In the music video, the Golden star changed three fashionable outfits.. check them out.
Gold mining in Africa has a bad rap — particularly when it comes to women. In the gold mining belt of Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries, the victimization lens does great injustice to the hundreds of women mining alongside men. Women make up around half the workforce in Mali’s artisanal gold mines. Women working in the mines would be the first to say that the work is brutal and uncertain. But the money they can make gives women financial autonomy and power that would be unimaginable if they ...