Zohra Bensemra

Recent and archived articles by Zohra Bensemra

10 Apr 2019 | 3:25 PM

Lives washed away - A mother's loss in Mozambique

CHEIA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Maria Jofresse cannot find her two young daughters' graves, though she helped dig them herself.  

22 Feb 2019 | 10:57 PM

Forced to beg, Senegal's "talibes" face exploitation and abuse

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal (Reuters) - An eight-year-old boy fled his Koranic school in Saint-Louis, Senegal this month after he said a teacher threatened to beat him for not earning enough money begging on the street.

25 Aug 2018 | 4:05 PM

Attending my first haj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - On the plain of Arafat, I stood among hundreds of thousands of people who were all trying to reach the top of Mount Mercy, whilst covering my first haj after 20 years as a photographer for Reuters.

30 May 2018 | 12:09 AM

Fish out of water - Algerian woman restaurateur makes living in a man's world

BOUHAROUN, Algeria (Reuters) - Haggling with the fishermen in the seaside village of Bouharoun for the produce she serves in her restaurant, Algerian Karima Daikhi is a woman determined to make her way in a man's world.

23 Feb 2018 | 5:40 PM

Last residents hold on in Tunisia's underground houses

MATMATA, Tunisia (Reuters) - In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds.

20 Jun 2017 | 12:25 AM

In Greece, refugee women and children live in limbo

CHIOS, Greece (Reuters) - Thousands of refugee woman and children are living in limbo in Greece, waiting for the day they will be reunited with their families in other European countries.

3 Mar 2017 | 4:10 AM

'I've never seen such war' says 90-year-old rescued from Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Ninety-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah has survived decades of turbulence in northern Iraq, but the frail grandmother who fled the battle for Mosul this week says the fighting there is the worst she has ever seen.

25 Jun 2016 | 8:17 PM

After Islamist attacks, Tunisia's tourism struggles

SOUSSE, Tunisia (Reuters) - A year after 39 mostly British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia's tourist industry is still struggling to recover from the attack and an earlier Islamic State raid on a museum in Tunis.

5 Mar 2016 | 1:36 AM

Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria's arid south

TINDOUF, Algeria (Reuters) - In refugee camps near the town of Tindouf in the arid south-west Algeria conditions are hard for indigenous Sahrawi residents.

21 Sep 2015 | 11:35 PM

Refugee journey: Across Europe from Lesbos to Luebeck

LUEBECK, Germany, (Reuters) - Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra followed a young Syrian refugee family seeking a new life in Europe, a journey which took them from the Mediterranean island of Lesbos to the Baltic town of Luebeck. On their 2,000 km trek they experienced the indignity of police checks, the race to get past Europe's closing borders, and the unconditional kindness of a stranger.