Syrian conflict is twelve years old! When will true peace come? Or is the present peace an illusion? Syrian people have experienced a generation on a tragic rollercoaster of hope and an unimaginable degree of devastation. The numbers are horrific, 350,000 killed and 50% the country’s population of 21 million displaced. Refugees or destroyed, emotionally or economically or both. Economy in shambles, as Syria’s GDP been halved, while more than 90 percent of the population live below the poverty line. Despite a decrease in active hostilities, returnees face a host of human rights violations, including detention, torture, disappearances, and abuse by Syrian authorities. A generation lost and no true day to day peace in sight. Welcome to ‘PEACE MIRAGE’
Carol is ZUMA Press Wire’s Star Photojournalist and Story Teller. Reportage about charming, strong-willed elderly babushkas. Women, whom in the face of adversity, they are Ladies That Stayed. Vulnerable targets of random shelling. Yet they can’t, or simply won’t, leave. They deal with not only the brutal existence of a war zone, but the daily struggles of aging with few available services or medications. Welcome to ‘Ladies that Stayed’.
‘The game of RISK between China and USA, just went to a deeper level. Proud to have ZUMA Press image, tell the story of the moment and chosen as cover of America’s largest paper, The Wall Street Journal on August 3, 2022, on this milestone in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.’ – Scott Mc Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press Wire Service
My heart stopped, when I saw this amazing moment of pure grief that Hector Adolfo Quintanar Perez captured on streets of Kharkiv, Ukraine last week. As a father with a 13 year old boy, I couldn’t imagine the pain this poor man was enduring. Another senseless act by Russia, to fire missiles into a non-military area and kill innocent childern. Shameless. – Scott Mc Kiernan, ZUMA PressWire Service Founder and Editor-in-Chief