May 10, 2023, Juarez-El Paso Border, Texas, USA: Migrants wait to be processed at gate 40 of the border wall after having crossed the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez in hopes of turning themselves in with the intention of seeking asylum. Many migrants waited without shelter for lengthy periods of time. After six days outside, under extreme heat during the day, freezing temperatures at night and fierce sandstorms, women and small children crowded together under the shade of two trees. ESMERALDA TOC, who fled violence from terrorists in San José del Guaviare, Colombia, worried about the fate of the children in the group who were getting sicker, with fever that continue to spike. With their medicine gone, the mothers tried everything they could, but the children were not responding, she said. Desperate, Tocó said she went to the US authorities and asked for medicine but she was rejected.
Scott Mc Kiernan presents zReportage.com Story of the Week #889: TUESDAY May 16, 2023: ‘THE LONG WAIT: Part I’ by all time Pulitzer Prize (4 times) winning, ZUMA Press photo-journalist CAROL GUZY. Two families wait among others in painful desperation for over a week in a parking lot in Hatay, Turkey as bodies of their loved ones are pulled from the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed after a massive 7.8 earthquake struck. Thousands were killed there and other cities in Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. The first earthquake on February 6 that hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria measured a magnitude of 7.8 and a second, a little later, measured 7.6. The region has been rocked by more than 9,000 aftershocks since. Nearly 240,000 rescue workers, including volunteers, continue to work in the 11 quake-hit provinces in Turkey. The confirmed death toll stood at 59,259. Welcome to ‘THE LONG WAIT: Part I’
A new photography exhibit titled “The BIG Picture: It’s Been a Minute!” curated by ZUMA’s founder Scott Mc Kiernan, features images from 2022 in three categories of events: Good, bad and hopeful. Mc Kiernan will host a TED-style talk on Thursday May 18th from 5-7 and the show runs May 18-July 30.
“This new exhibition captures humanity at its darkest hours and witnesses others rise above and beyond, showing that hope never dies,” said Scott Mc Kiernan
The battle for Bakhmut has been the most intense of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, costing thousands of lives on both sides in months of grinding warfare. Ukrainian troops have been pushed back in recent weeks but have clung on in the city to inflict as many Russian losses as possible ahead of Kyiv’s planned big push against the invading forces along the 620-mile front line. Ukraine is expected to soon start a much-anticipated counteroffensive to retake Moscow-held territory, including in the Zaporizhzhia region, which hosts Europe’s largest nuclear plant. The United Nations nuclear watchdog expressed concern over the possible escalation of hostilities. Welcome to ‘BATTLE FOR BAKHMUT’