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# simon-cumbers - Sunday 26 July, 2020

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,054 Views 14 Comments

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,673 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 13 April, 2020

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp
# Beirut
# Beirut

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,088 Views 11 Comments

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,370 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,449 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# simon-cumbers - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

Mar 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,001 Views 20 Comments

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,210 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 22 July, 2019

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
# Seeking Justice
# Seeking Justice

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,294 Views 10 Comments

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
# FGM
# FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,352 Views 20 Comments

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

# simon-cumbers - Monday 22 April, 2019

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia
# Crisis
# Crisis

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Apr 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 15,994 Views 16 Comments

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

# simon-cumbers - Friday 19 April, 2019

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
# Simon Cumbers
# Simon Cumbers

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

Apr 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,070 Views 9 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'
# One Year On
# One Year On

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Sep 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 59,503 Views 7 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'
# Mudslide
# Mudslide

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Sep 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,362 Views 3 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 23 April, 2017

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:15 AM 16,515 Views 8 Comments

The consequences of child marriage are many and varied, but it can wreak devastating effects.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

Apr 16th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,618 Views 12 Comments

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 19 December, 2015

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives
# Queen Bees
# Queen Bees

How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives

Dec 19th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,434 Views 6 Comments

Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems
# Column
# Column

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

Jul 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 164 Views 14 Comments

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 26 July, 2015

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'
# Girls Not Brides
# Girls Not Brides

The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'

Jul 26th 2015, 10:15 AM 24,152 Views 18 Comments

Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.

# simon-cumbers - Sunday 19 July, 2015

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'
# Child Brides
# Child Brides

'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'

Jul 19th 2015, 11:15 AM 48,480 Views 49 Comments

Memory didn’t want that happen to her.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'
# Bogota
# Bogota

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Nov 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 17,792 Views 47 Comments

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

# simon-cumbers - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers

Nov 18th 2014, 9:05 AM 12,451 Views 13 Comments

The attack took place ten years ago in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 18th 2014, 7:56 AM 8,037 Views 1 Comment

Catch up as you wake up.

# simon-cumbers - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth
# Malawi
# Malawi

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

Nov 8th 2014, 5:30 PM 19,733 Views 15 Comments

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.