HEALTH, INDIA. Andra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. An elderly woman with leprosy using a stick to help her walk. CDREF00019INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, IVORY COAST. Gbetitapea village, Daloa Town. - Children in traditional dress. - S102-2. CATREF02CONSTRUCTION, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, New Barrio Hardoy. Construction workers building new low cost homes to re-house people living in older self-built houses. CDREF00207GAZA - FILMMAKING. Filming a scene on the beach. CDREF00607.ITALY, Alps. Pian Della Regina, Crissolo vicinity Saluzzo. Tumbling down the steep mountain side, the clear, fresh waters at the head of the River Po bring life to a marvellous variety of alpine flowers. The upper Po valley lost two thirds of its inhabitants, most of whom migrated to Turin early in the sixties. Now, very little affects the quality of the water for the first 20 Km, then a dam for hydrolelectric energy leaves the river virtually dry. CDREF00553.
REFORESTATION, BURKINA FASO. Barsalogho Village. Child waters a tree she has just planted - part of a village reforestation project. CDREF00215PROSTITUTES, BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. Villa Mimoza, Brazil s oldest red light district. The prostitutes have formed the RDJ, Prostitues Association, to educate themselves about AIDs. They charge 4 dollars a client and see about twelve customers a night. CDREF00279CONSTRUCTION, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, New Barrio Hardoy.

Construction workers building new low cost homes to re-house

people living in older self-built houses. CDREF00207BOLIVIA - THE YUNGAS. Coca fields. Growing coca is not illegal in Bolivia. Coca leaves are usually chewed and produce a mild stimulant. CDREF00559.IMPROVED STOVE,BURKINA FASO, West Africa, Yatenga Province, Kalsaka village. Women cooking with an improved stove designed by the Burkina Institute of Energy in 1984. It cooks faster than the traditional stove and work in the rain and is safe for children and small animals. It requires only about half the wood needed by the traditional stove. CDREF00372
HOMELESS PEOPLE, BANGLADESH - Dacca. It is impossible to estimate the number of homeless people in Bangladesh. At night, the railway station fills up with single men and families. The less fortunate find shelter in doorways. Most will be unemployed and will have to beg or steal to buy food. CDREF00557.BRAZIL, Amazon - Amazonian virgin with feather down along central parting of her hair and wearing necklaces made of coloured beads. CDREF00828RECYCLING, PHILIPPINES. Manila. Scavengers sorting through

rubbish in a truck before it unloads at Payatas landfill site.

CDREF00198ITALY. Ravenna harbour, Adriatic Sea. Fishermen landing their catch. This port, together with Porto Marghera, near Venice, is the stronghold of the oil industry in the Adriatic Sea. Most of the oil, 60,000 tons a year, contaminating the Adriatic Sea is discharged into the River Po. CDREF00553.SHETLAND ISLANDS - BAER OIL DISASTER. Farmer wearing a pollution mask - examining sheep. CDREF00612.
HEALTH, INDIA. Andra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. An elderly woman with leprosy using a stick to help her walk. CDREF00019
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