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Bieke Depoorter
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Mar 3, 2017
In January, Bieke Depoorter travelled to Spitsbergen to explore the rise of tourism on the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Situated north of mainland Europe, Svalbard is midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The islands were first used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned until... More...
Aug 25, 2016
21.3 million people have fled their home countries this past year with massive amounts making their way to Europe. Upon arrival, many refugees are unable to find work or are refused housing so end up living on the streets. While many Europeans have called for the closure of borders, some have done the opposite by offering to shelter people in their own homes. Motivated by compassion, a sense of responsibility,... More...