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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02763
Date : 20/08/2019
Country/Region : SYRIA
Title : Syria : returnee to Handarat in rural Aleppo
Duration : 00:05:16
Cameraman : YOUSEF, Ali
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : Ahmad Mahmoud Al Khatib (Abu Mohammad), 89-year-old, is married and has 12 kids, 8 boys and 4 girls, most of them are out of the country. Omar, the youngest one, he is the only one living with Abu Mohammad and his wife in the house in Handarat.
Abu Mohammad together with his family was displaced from his house in Handarat, a Palestinian refugee camp, five or six years ago due to the conflict in the area. He stayed in Al Nayrab camp, another Palestinian camp in Aleppo, and he went back couple of days ago.
He lost his work due to the displacement, as most of his tools were either damaged or stolen and also because his kids used to help him, but they traveled abroad.
Abu Mohammad who used to work in the poultry field covering the needs in most of the Syrian governorates, he is now raising few chickens in his half damages garden
Millions remain displaced, and in some areas, hostilities or the uncertainty of the resumption of fighting continue. Some have found refuge with their families or friends, and possibly scraping together enough to make ends meet in parts of the country less severely affected by the conflict. Many still remain in internally displace persons shelters, camps or make-shift settlements, having brought very little or nothing with them when they fled.
People fleeing, should be protected at all times, with no exception. Intensified fighting will put thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, on the move. These are women, men and children, many of whom are already extremely vulnerable. Parties to the conflict must ensure respect for IHL, particularly with regard to the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.
In other places, the destruction and damage to essential infrastructure and lack of basic services mean for many families making the decision to return home or not, even where fighting has stopped, a dilemma.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Syria : returnee to Handarat in rural Aleppo
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422