Translated from the French by Melanie Ho.
"I saw my first dead body on November 9, 2013. He was five. He was lying in the rubble of a demolished church that had entombed eight of its faithful in Tacloban City, the ville-martyr of this impoverished region in the Philippines where a violent typhoon had hit only a day before."
Agnès Bun is a video journalist for Agence France-Presse. Before the age of 30, she had reported on the aftermath of the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, come under fire in Eastern Ukraine, covered fatal earthquakes in Nepal and floods in Sri Lanka, filmed the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. She reflects on the moments of guilt and grace she experienced, and the haunted, hopeful faces she came across during these extraordinary assignments on the edge of life.
Table of Contents
The Philippines 2013: Typhoon Haiyan
Ukraine 2014: The War
Nepal 2015 and Sri Lanka 2017: Earthquake and Floods
Bangladesh 2017: Rohingya Refugee Camps
India 2015-2018: Daily Adventures