Reference : V-P-CD-E-01247
Date : 17/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Monzaya. Women from the village of Monzaya in the jungle on their way to fish ponds.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : In 2009 contested fishing rights over these ponds triggered the armed violence between the residents of the villages of Enyele and Monzaya which later spread to other communities in the province.
Residents of Enyele and 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