Nicky Milne

As sales boom, Chile's 'green gold' is blamed for water shortages

Jun 03 2019

PETORCA, Chile (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Walking along a cracked earth path in Chile's Petorca province, Catalina Espinoza points to a barren hill littered with dried shrubs and cacti - and to a nearby dry waterway.

Women bring light to remote villages on islands of Zanzibar

May 20 2019

KINYASINI, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a single mother, Salama Husein Haja was low in the pecking order in her village in Tanzania and struggling to eke out a living for her family as a farmer.

Hungarian filmmaker tells domestic slave's story - and helps her escape

Jun 12 2018

SHEFFIELD, England, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter met 52-year-old Marish, a Hungarian factory worker and maid, she was drawn to her haggard face - one that seemed as if it belonged to a much older woman.

Locals pioneer safer fishing alternatives to protect seas off Madagascar

May 29 2018

ANTANANARIVO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a small boat off the coast of Madagascar, Idrissa Tsirvelo struggled with a spanner on his rusted dive cylinder, then put a regulator in his mouth and disappeared under the water, risking death illegally harvesting sea cucumbers from the ocean floor.

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors live in fear of fresh disaster

May 09 2018

FREETOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kadiatu Koroma only narrowly escaped the mudslide that engulfed her home in Sierra Leone's ramshackle capital last August, killing an estimated 1,000 people in one of the worst flooding-related disasters to hit Africa in living memory.

'The water's not going anywhere' - Louisiana confronts climate threats

Apr 26 2018

(This April 24 story has been corrected to fix typo in number of Katrina deaths in paragraph 7)

Louisiana 'islanders' find a new home beyond the water

Apr 21 2018

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, Louisiana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing in the long grass on the land where he was born, with the sea now lapping just meters away, Chief Albert Naquin remembers Isle de Jean Charles as a wonderful place to grow up.

Survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide fear for future as camps close

Nov 06 2017

FREETOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After losing her baby boy in the devastating mudslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, Aminata Kamara now fears that she could also be forced out of her home city when camps for survivors of August's deadly landslide close next week.

Politics of Death: 'Am I next?' Deadly waiting game for Honduras land activists

Jun 21 2017

LA PAZ, Honduras (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night, land rights activist Felipe Benitez and his wife wedge shut the doors and windows of their home and pray gunmen do not break in to kill the entire family - and with due reason.

'Berta is not dead': A year after Honduran activist's killing, her legacy grows

Mar 03 2017

TEGUCIGALPA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The killing of land rights campaigner Berta Caceres has unleashed a wave of activism in support of women and the environment, said friends, colleagues, and family commemorating the first anniversary of the Honduran's death.

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