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The 8th July 2014, the Israeli Defence Forces launch the "Operation Protective Edge" in order to defense its territory from the rockets of Hamas. Withinone month, this operation has killed more than 2104 Palestinians (27th August 2014) civilians and 64 Israeli soldiers. Most of the victims were killed by heavy shellings on the Gaza Strip.

Al Awda hospital is an Non Governemental Hospital situated in the Northern part of the Gaza Strip. It was created in 1997 with at firs the capacity of 53 beds wich has reached 100 beds now in case of emergency. Since the beginning of the Israeli Operation, Al Awda hospital have received more than 450 injured people. Usually, Al Awda Hospital is also the only hospital that provides maternity and Obstetric services in the north of Gaza Strip. Because of the current emergency situation, Al Awda provides maternity services to all women from the Gaza Strip due to the difficulties reaching the governmental hospital in Gaza city.

GAZA- Until we can from Virginie Nguyen Hoang on Vimeo.


According to the UNHCR, there are over 136,000 Syrians registered in Egyptian as refugees. From the 2011 revolution until the toppling of Mohamed Morsi, Syrians were welcomed in Egypt. They were given immediate entry visas with six-month residency permits, as well as access to health services and education. Since the military ousting of Morsi, it has become compulsory for Syrians to apply for visas and to go through a security clearance, before coming to the country. Hundreds of Syrians have been turned back at the border or deported. Once in Egypt, many find they are subject to discrimination, harassment and even violence.

Part of the reason for this change in attitude stems from the political situation regarding the Muslim Brotherhood. A number of Syrians aligned themselves with pro-Morsi demonstrators during and after the military overthrow. Now Syrians frequently find themselves labelled as supporters of the former president and the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and accused of organizing plots against the country. Faced with such attitudes, many Syrian refugees no longer want to stay in Egypt.

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Discover the story of Adel, a hairdresser who has been working in Tunis for more than 20 years. This story has been produced in one day during the first part of the World Press Photo workshop Reporting Change that was happening in Tunis last January 2014. For more info:


November 8 , 2013, Tacloban City in the central Philippines has been hit hardly by super Typhoon Haiyan locally called Super Typhoon Yolanda.

It plowed through the Province of Leyte where is situated Tacloban, leaving over 5,700 dead and more than 1,700 missing throughout the region (last numbers of December 2013). Some 4 million people were displaced.

One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead: bodies are still being uncovered from beneath the debris. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts.

Slowly, although the city remains without electricity, shops and restaurants have started to reopen their doors for business, thanks to generators, and the streets are being cleared of debris. The city has started to come back to life.


It has been over two years since the Syrian revolution has begun leading to a civil war that makes the Syrian population it’s first victim. Under the threat of daily bombing of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, life goes on somehow in Aleppo and its surrounding villages. While electricity, water and bread are rationed, markets remain open and  improvised schools in mosques were created by civilian council as a substitute of the many bombed schools in the region.
On the frontline, members of the Free Syrian Army are trying to release the last areas held by the regular army before moving to Damascus ...
This serie of images taken between October 2012 and March 2013 is an episode of the Syrian daily life under the threat of bombs ...

This sound slide show has been done for the photo Festival of Arles 2013 by Virginie Nguyen Hoang/ HansLucas


Ayham and Wasseem have been fighting as members of the Free Syrian Army since the beginning of the revolution. Before the Syrian uprising, Ayham was a student while Wasseem was a tailor. Both have abandoned their lives to fight against the troops of Bashar al-Assad to contribute to the freedom of the Syrian population.


The run off, slated for the 16 and 17 June 2012, will see the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsy compete for the top executive post with former Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq. For many, that doesn't leave much of a choice and a boycott seems to be the best option. That's mainly because in the first round of the election, nearly 9 million, or 40% of voters, voted for Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abouel Fotouh, who came third and fourth respectively. Those who opted for them are perceived as voters whose political opinion is averse to Islamists and remnants of the Mubarak régime, in other words the revolutionaries.

Le second tour des élections présidentielle en Egypte, prévue pour le 16 Juin et 17, 2012 verra le candidat des Frères musulmans, Mohamed Morsy concourir pour le poste Président  avec l'ancien Premier ministre Ahmed Shafiq. Pour beaucoup, cela ne laisse pas beaucoup de choix et un boycott semble être la meilleure option. C'est surtout parce que dans le premier tour de l'élection, près de 9 millions ou 40% des électeurs, ont voté pour Hamdeen Sabbahi et Abouel Fotouh, qui sont arrivés troisième et quatrième respectivement. Ceux qui ont opté pour eux sont considérés comme des électeurs dont l'opinion politique est hostile aux islamistes et aux vestiges du régime Moubarak, en d'autres termes les révolutionnaires.

This multimedia has been realised for the newspaper Egypt Independent.


Parkour is an acrobatic sport that involves running and doing tricks in an urban space, while landing with low impact. It appeared in the 1990s in France following some Youtube videos that showed the strong visual impact of Parkour which made it a worldwide popular practice
In Cairo, a group of young people created in 2009 EgyFlow with the aim to practice and teach Parkour in Egypt.

Videography and editing by : Virginie Nguyen Hoang
Voicing by : Lindsey Parietti
Music: The Glich - Swarm


As worldwide Muslims are observing the Holy month of Ramadan, a northern neighbourhood of Cairo,Imbaba, presents how breaking the fast is celebrated in this popular area of the Egyptian capital as well as its atmosphere.

Produced by Mohamed Adam & Virginie Nguyen




Kumar didn't think he would follow his fathers footsteps and become a tattoo artist. He and his sister, both adopted from India, were brought up in Denmark. Facing people's prejudices because of his fathers lifestyle, he often wished his father was a football coach. After growing up though, Kumar realised he wanted to go into the family business.

Kumar ne pensait pas qu'il suivrait les traces de son père  en devenant tatooist  . Lui et sa sœur, tous deux adoptés en Inde, ont grandi au Danemark. Face au préjugés des gens à cause du mode de vie de son père en tant que tatooist, il a souvent souhaité que son père soit entraîneur de football. Après avoir grandi si, Kumar a réalisé qu'il joindre l'entreprise familiale.



This multimedia as been produced during a workshop with the Bombay Flying club at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. It has been realised with two great photographers: Sophie Gost and Narendra Mainali.

Ce multimédia a é produit au cours d'un atelier avec le "Bombay Flying Club"  à la "Danish school of Media and Journalism". Il a été réalisé avec deux grands photographes: Sophie Gost et Narendra Mainali.