Fatima Sultan with malnourished Fetia Khalid, thirteen months-old, weighing 4.5kg, at the Dosha Clinic which is run by Concern in Shashego Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Failure of the first rains in parts of Ethiopia, led to food shortages in many areas in 2008.
Across Ireland, it is estimated that there are 300,000 unoccupied houses and over 600 unfinished 'ghost estates'. As construction was the defining symbol of the boom, these empty edifices, scattered all across the landscape have become symbolic of the bust. At the height of the celtic tiger, 25% of workers were employed in the construction sector when the European average was 8%. These empty properties stand as painful reminders of our fragile hopes and the ephemeral nature of things.
The Honourable Garech Browne at his home in Luggala, Co. Wicklow
Contemporary artist Camille Souter near her home and studio on Achill Island, Co Mayo.
Alganesh Assefd, a former victim of domestic violence, got a loan with the assistance of Concern Worldwide to set up her business. She started a year ago with 3 goats and now she has 10.
Zinet and her father Yusef thresh the wheat as they reap the January harvest in an agricultural tradition that hasn't changed for centuries.
Empty houses on an empty street in Dublin where the developer went bust. Only two houses have been sold on this street as the housing collapse deepened.
Two families from Swat outside the cave in Haripur where they were staying until it was safe to return home. 1.7 million people were displaced following heavy fighting between the Taliban and Government forces in Northern Pakistan.
Author Colm Tóibín in Mulligans Pub, Poolbeg Street, Dublin.
Former model, Oivind Berg-Hansen graced catwalks for famous labels such as Prada and Gucci in the 1980’s and lived the high-life in the Italian fashion capital of Milan. Today, Oivind lives a very different life, as a heroin addict on the streets of Oslo. His days are spent at Plata, an open space by the train station. Although an addict for fifteen years, Oivind has still retained the glamour and style of an eighties icon and still loves being in front of the camera.
Humanitarian rock star Bono speaks about the one campaign to fight aids and extreme poverty in Masero, Lesotho
Oskar Sibanda, an asylum seeker and promising footballer from Zimbabwe who is facing deporataion and with it, the prospect of not fulfilling his dream of playing soccer for Ireland.