Reference : V-P-CD-E-01234
Date : 17/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Monzaya village. A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at work in the village, where the organization built 220 houses.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The houses were built to replace those that where destroyed during the armed violence between the two villages of Enyele and Monzaya in 2009. The fighting was sparked by contested fishing rights and quickly spread to other areas in the province.
Residents of Monzaya 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 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 Republic 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 : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour