Reference : V-P-CD-E-01207
Date : 18/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Saba Saba. A man from the village during the body exhumation of a woman who was killed as she was returning from her field in 2009 during a period of armed violence.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : She was killked by the roadside where her body remained up until this day when her remains were exhumed to allow families and relatives to have a dignified burial of their loved ones in their village.
Residents of Saba Saba are now living in relative calm following the 2009 armed violence in the province. The violence that included killings, burning of homes and intimidation of civilians had forced many residents to flee and seek refuge on the other side of the river Ubangui in the Likouala sector of bordering Republic of the Congo, in October 2009. According to government officials, nearly 115,000 people crossed the river.
In Dongo, Democratic Repbulic of the Congo, teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been assisting the local populations, displaced persons and returnees since the violence began in 2009.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2800x4200
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour