Reference : V-P-AM-E-00226
Date : 29/10/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Tavush district, Koti village, border with Azerbaijan. Serob (left) greets staff from the ICRC during a visit. The table of food is typical of the hospitality in the Caucasus region.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Serob and his family are ICRC beneficiaries having received a pregnant cow and 100 chickens. The ICRC also helped him rehabilitate his home, which was in partial ruins. During the war in the early 1990s, Serob's family had to flee while he and other men remained to defend the village. His brother Hovsep who suffered from mental illness since childhood had been hospitalized in a town called Vardenis. But due to the war the hospital was forced to close and patients were sent home. In June 1992, Koti was bombed, so Serob moved his family to safety to a town called Stepanavan. However, Serob's brother refused to stay there and wanted to return home with him. So they returned together. Soon after returning home, Serob went to fetch drinking water from a spring. Upon his return home Serob found his brother missing. As much as he tried, he never found a trace of him and suspects that he must have wandered across the frontline.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5454x3636
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour