In Memorian - Nanko G. van Buuren

March 13, 2015

Nanko Geerdines van Buuren

 

 

Nanko Geerdines van Buuren

 

 

Nanko Geerdines van Buuren

 

Villa Alianza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. Nanko Geerdines van Buuren.

Always interested to get involved with another human rights project, I first met Nanko in 2008 while living in Brazil. Since, a visit to the IBISS projects in the 'Zona Norte'  was a regular on my agenda when in Rio de Janeiro. For many years I teamed up with Nanko and followed him into the remote and poor areas of Zona Norte, many of which continue dominated by the drug lords. It was a shock to learn about his death while back in Rio de Janeiro. He will be missed dearly.