Reference : V-P-CD-E-01254
Date : 17/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Monzaya village. Children near a house that was built with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) after many houses were destroyed during the armed violence in 2009.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The fighting was sparked by contested fishing rights and quickly spead to ohter areas of 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 Ubangui river 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, teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been assisting the local population, displaced persons and returnees since the violence began in 2009.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour