Muszyna, Poland, May 2022
I am very lucky this spring. After serving for a month in Ukraine between April and May 2022, my organisations granted me 3 extra days off, so that I can enjoy staying with my family at home, before transferring from Ukraine to Panama.
The album shows photos of my time between Poland and Slovakia during spring 2022. Enjoy the pictures! To access the album, click here.
Lviv, Ukraine, April 2022
The Russia's invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 caused a massive international humanitarian support. As the response, my very own organisation scaled up the interventions in Ukraine massively as well. In order to cope with the volume of work, many of us were asked to join the Ukrainian operations. As the result, I also got deployed to support our team for around one month (as of end of April 2022).
This album will be updated regularly throughout my mission with images of the experiences I have throughout my service for Ukraine. Enjoy the pictures, and keep on visiting.
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Nowy Sacz, Poland, April 2022
Easter of 2022 is marked with a trip to see my mother and family in Nowy Sacz. While on break with family, I travel visting friends and having short trips around various towns within Poland and Central Europe. The Easter of 2022 is marked with a continued Russian invasion on Ukraine. As a result of this situation, entire communities in Ukraine, but also in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Moldova and many other European countries are confronted with an unprecedented humanitarian challenge. Millions of people needed to flee for their lives and seek safety within other parts of Ukraine, neighbouring and more distant countries in Europe, and at times beyond its shores. As my professional and personal commitment is to work with people in humanitarian distress, my Easter break is also a preparation time for my next deployment: Ukraine, where I am hoping to go to join my other colleagues, later on in April and May 2022.
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Asuncion, Paraguay, March 2022
A short trip to Paraguay. Visiting Asuncion, the capital of the country, as well as rural areas around the border with Argentina, which is badly affected by droughts and forestal fires.
Paraguay is a new country to me, it is my first visit here, so the trip is even more exciting, as I am experiencing everything for the first time.
The impressions from the country are great. Asuncion is enchanting and the nature outside the city is lush and amazing. Paraguay definitely deserves a visit, if you have a chance!
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Corrientes, Argentina, March 2022
March 2022 has brought be to Argentina again (en route to Paraguay). Extremely high temperatures have caused some severe and numerous fires in the provinces of Corrientes and Misiones. My trip to the country was to meet partner organisations and the government (central and local) to ponder how to prepare for a better response to fires in the future.
Pictures in the album are both from Buenos Aires, as well as the provinces of Corriente and Misiones, where most severe fires took place.
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The Cathedral Square, Casco Viejo, Panama, January 2022
My 3rd year in Panama has started. This album will be showing images of my life in the country, and will be updated regularly until the end of December 2022.
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Itabuna, Brazil, January 2022
End of 2021 was unkind to the provinces of Bahia and Minas Gerais in Brazil. Devastating (never seen before) floods hit the provinces and destroyed thousands of houses, injured hundreds of people and caused deaths to many. Given the severity and scale of the emergency, I arrived to Brazil on 1st January 2022, so that together with my humanitarian colleagues from Caritas International, I could assess the humanitarian needs of the affected people and recommend the response to ease some severe sufferings.
The photo album documents my trip: transiting through a beautiful city of Salvador (where I stayed for a day, waiting for a plane), visiting various localities hit by the disaster in Bahia Province, and zooming through Sao Paulo on the way back to Panama.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2021
I absolutely love Argentina, and I consider it to be one of my favourites in the world! I was very lucky in December 2021. Just found a perfect timing between the 4th and 5th wave of COVID-19 and managed to get to Argentina for 2 weeks. The purpose of the trip was to visit the projects in the north of the country (Disaster Preparedness in various municipalities inhabited by indigenous communities). But hence the trip coincided with weekends and actual Christmas, I also had a few days off to enjoy the charms of Buenos Aires.
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