Daniella Cheslow

The World

Daniella Cheslow is a reporter and editor based in Washington, DC.

Daniella Cheslow is a reporter at AFP’s Jerusalem Bureau. Previously, she reported out of Washington, DC, for WAMU and worked as an editor at NPR’s Morning Edition.

The white gated entrance to the Am'ari camp.

US cuts funds to Palestinian refugees, leaving many without essential services

Global Politics

“The abolition [of UNRWA] means erasing the existence of the refugee issue. We say to them that we insist on the existence of the agency as long as the issue of refugees is not resolved,” says Taha al-Biss, leader of the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank.

Ramadan Dabash is running for the Jersulam city council.

Most Palestinians living in Jerusalem boycott elections. But one Palestinian is running anyway.

Global Politics
American student Lara Alqasem, 22, appears at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel October 11, 2018. She wants to study at Hebrew University. But Israeli authorities are questioning her politics.

She wanted to study at Hebrew University, but Israel is blocking her

Conflict & Justice
Birgit Bessin poses with a trailer bearing the logo of her party, the AfD

Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD party looks to make inroads in the country’s villages

Firefighters blast water in Berlin in mid-August, providing relief from the heat. This is among the few ways to cool off in a city with little air conditioning.

It’s so hot in Berlin that people are cooling down in an old WWII bunker

Cape Town residents gather to collect water at a spring with makshift spigots ear Table Mountain. It's one of dozens of open springs across the city where residents come to collect extra water to add to their meager daily quota of 13 gallons.

In drought-stricken Cape Town, parched residents gather at a watering hole


A natural spring in the shadow of Cape Town’s Table Mountain provides a measure of relief — and a new pop-up community — for drought-strapped residents.

Saya Pierce-Jones records a recent report on Cape Town's water crisis for Smile 90.4FM radio. In more than a year on the full-time water beat, Pierce-Jones helped listeners understand the roots of the crisis and find ways to dramatically cut their water u

Journalist on water beat helped Cape Town avoid ‘Day Zero’


When Cape Town’s growing water crisis started bubbling up last year, a local radio station in the South African city jumped on the beat with wall-to-wall coverage and water-saving tips for listeners.

People queued to collect water as fears over the city's water crisis grew earlier this year in Cape Town, South Africa.

‘Day Zero’ has been postponed, but Cape Town is still scrambling to deal with its water crisis


The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.

Technician Alexis Portalatin stands next to rooftop solar panels he is connecting to a new Tesla battery storage system the San Juan suburb of Guaynabo. The storage system will allow the panels to operate separately from the power grid and supply electric

Hurricanes blew away Puerto Rico’s power grid. Now solar power is rising to fill the void.


Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought a catastrophic power outage to Puerto Rico. But they also created an unprecedented opportunity for solar power and battery storage on the island.

Mely Revai in San Juan, Puerto Rico, holding a ritual kiddush cup she brought from her home Caracas.

A Venezuelan couple found refuge in Puerto Rico. Then the hurricane hit.


Venezuela used to have a thriving Jewish population. But many of them fled violence and economic collapse. One couple was settling into their new life in San Juan when Hurricane Maria hit.