Comments on: The children of Dadaab: Life through the lens http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: criley401 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-351665 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:48:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-351665 The pictures are tragic. I remember, however, a mission to help these people and the video of a U.S. soldiers corpse being dragged and mutalated through the streets. I feel sorry for the children, but I think I would reserve my aid for other regions of the world. I may be convinced otherwise but it would have to take more than pictures.

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By: Oprah_2011 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-348018 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:30:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-348018 It is very hard with even the best efforts and intentions to overcome corruption: bribes and payoffs, extortion, protection rackets, insiders syphoning off the oil and mineral revenues, corporations pretty much doing whatever they want and enslaving entire populations, and commodities traders driving the price of grains and fuels up.
I know, Africa should lower the tax rates for the top 1% to 15% and they will create lots of jobs!
Too bad they don’t have Fox News in Africa.

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By: zoo100 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-347934 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:15:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-347934 It’s amazing to see so many children smiling even though they are facing so many hardships. Americans, and the rest of the world, have a lot to learn about the refugee children in Somalia. It’s embarrassing to see that in 2012, we still have horrible governments who don’t care about their people. I wish African countries would stand up more and stop the horrible government and rebel forces from mistreating their own people. It’s really sad..really sad.

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By: murrow http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-347911 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:20:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-347911 Not to seem too critical of their plight, but it seems I’ve been seeing the same pictures for over 50 years of children in Africa with extended bellies; runny noses and flies all over them. I know for a fact we send them tons of food every month…it seems someone would have had the common sense to teach them how to grow things by now and stop the pain…if water is a problem, installing desalinization plants would be a solution – the cost would probably be less than the food/medical costs of a starving population…when will common sense ever prevail? Maybe sending a ton of seeds for growing food would be a good idea? I know their leaders are inept and are a major cause of their problems, but after 50 odd years, it seems we need to change our approach…

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By: lekhinib http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-347686 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:14:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-347686 WOW! Life as a child in Dadaab is very difficult. They have so many responsibilities of siblings and suffer through so much. I am also a blogger my self (Lekhini Bhatt) and i am also trying to help those children and change the world, because those children deserve more.

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By: ElliotD http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/10/25/the-children-of-dadaab-life-through-the-lens/comment-page-1/#comment-347683 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:41:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24040#comment-347683 Amazing work. How did you chose what frames to take when it seems like there were so many photogenic moments?

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