Archive for December, 2008

Homecoming

By Digital Journalist Sunday, December 7th, 2008

© Tarik Tinazay/WpN
Soldiers transporting a wounded soldier to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from the Ramstein Air Base, in Landstuhl, Germany, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. Since the 2003 inception of the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan, nearly 30,000 American military members have been wounded. Most of the soldiers who have suffered severe bodily harm are airlifted to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside of the U.S. It is the primary treatment center for coalition casualties.

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Finding Protegee and Reponse

By Digital Journalist Sunday, December 7th, 2008

© AP Photo/Jerome Delay
Esperance Nirakagori holds her granddaughter, Reponse; her daughter, Protegee, sits at right in their hut in the east Congo village of Kiseguru, some 20 kms from Kiwanja, after being reunited for the second time, Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. UNICEF says hundreds of children have been separated from their families since fighting flared in eastern Congo in August, and that more than 1,600 children in the province were seeking their parents last week. On Nov. 6, Protegee was photographed carrying her niece, Response, and crying as she searched for her mother in eastern Congo.

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