10 favorite development images of 2013


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Devex uses images and stories to show development in action. Here are the 10 images, shared with us in 2013 by aid groups from around the globe, which are most liked on Facebook.

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10 favorite development images of 2013

  1. 1. Devex Photo of the Week 10 favorite development images of 2013
  2. 2. Devex uses images and stories to show development in action. Here are the 10 images, shared with us in 2013 by aid groups from around the globe, which are most liked on Facebook.
  3. 3. Shared by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Momina, a 22-year-old woman from central Ethiopia seen here with her 6-year-old son, found out three years ago that she was living with HIV. In the face of great personal heartbreak, she is determined not to be defined by her HIV status and does everything she can as a single mother to provide for her son. Her story is portrayed in the short film, “That Time,” released by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in connection with World AIDS Day.
  4. 4. Shared by the World Food Program Following the devastation of Supertyphoon Haiyan, residents of Tacloban City, Philippines, were left without homes and other necessities. Relief agencies such as WFP have mobilized food supplies and use logistics expertise to reach hundreds of thousands of the needy. The U.N. agency flew in fortified high-energy biscuits from Dubai to feed the typhoon victims. Because they are light to transport and require no cooking, these biscuits are the food products of choice during early days of a disaster.
  5. 5. Shared by the STARS Foundation Laiba, Samra and Kainat read in the Bagga Sheikhan school library near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The three girls attend a school run by Developments in Literacy, a local organization that operates student-centered model schools for underprivileged children, particularly girls, in rural Pakistan. The winner of the 2012 Stars Impact Award for Education, DIL is a beneficiary of Fund the Front Line campaign, which aims to highlight effective local organizations working on the front line in the fight against poverty. The STARS Foundation leads the initiative with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation and Pears Foundation.
  6. 6. Shared by UNICEF Maria Lina Jacinto Paude, 17, of Beira, Mozambique, holds her baby. Maria's husband (not shown) abandoned her shortly after their child was born. The photo is part of a collection of images and multimedia films by five worldrenowned Magnum photographers for “The Rights Responsibility,” a joint initiative of UNICEF and Magnum Photos to raise awareness on the crippling challenges facing children in Mozambique today.
  7. 7. Shared by DAI Niome Somah tends a cassava plant during rainy season at a school garden in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. The 20-yearold works alongside 100 other adult learners to apply acquired agriculture skills. At night, she attends school to finish her education. Like Niome, over half of the Liberian population are under the age of 25, and many were forced to drop out of school during the country’s long civil war or because they simply couldn’t afford their school fees.
  8. 8. Shared by World Concern This is Roselyne, a World Concern staff member in the Kenyan county of Garissa, who measures the arm of a little girl to see if she’s malnourished. The little girl’s mom is holding a World Concern voucher, which she can use to buy food and supplementary nutrition for her daughter and the rest of her family.
  9. 9. Shared by Tetra Tech This artisanal miner in Bangui, Central African Republic, has turned to fish breeding to boost his income. The man is among the beneficiaries of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Project, a joint initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development and State Department which assists artisanal miners in formalizing their rights and helps local communities rehabilitate hundreds of mined-out pits and cultivate plant fruit tree orchards, vegetable gardens and fish ponds to diversity sources of income.
  10. 10. Shared by the Yusuf Meherally Center Students of the Thatyur primary school in Uttarkhand, India, form a human chain to help move bricks from a truck to the construction site. The bricks will be used to rebuild ecological toilets to avoid open defecation and the health issues it brings. Thatyur experienced devastating landslides in June, and the Yusuf Meherally Center is helping the community rebuild.
  11. 11. Shared by WaterAid Behafta Haftu, 15, collects water from an unprotected spring in Adi Sibhat, Tigray, Ethiopia. The area is extremely remote and is the site of an ongoing development project by WaterAid to bring clean water to the heart of Adi Sibhat for the very first time.
  12. 12. Shared by the STARS Foundation Two girls in Manila, Philippines, share a snack provided by the Laura Vicuña Foundation. The charity, which won the 2012 Stars Impact Award for Protection, was founded to provide a drop-in center for street children facing assault and violence, particularly young girls. Now, it also runs outreach programs including a "child protection clinic on wheels" touring both urban and rural areas, teaching communities how to protect young people and prevent sexual abuse, and providing medical services to about 800 children a week.
  13. 13. Email gdb@devex.com to share your development photos. Follow us on Facebook.