|Young people watch the sunset at Dili seafront|
© Andy Brown/2012/Timor-Leste
For the first time, I was working on what was essentially an army base. The office was a series of portacabins in a large fenced-off compound, next to a giant satellite dish. We shared our area with the other UN agencies, but the canteen and other facilities were on the peacekeeper’s base. Here, many of the buildings were in fact shipping containers with a few doors and windows, stacked on top of each other in much the same way as those at the nearby cargo port.