Reference : V-P-CD-E-01259
Date : 17/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Monzaya. Local residentsfrom the village of Monzaya fish in the disputed ponds that have been the source of armed violence in 2009 between the villages of Enyele and Monzaya.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Keyword : DAILY LIFE; FISHING; WATER
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : These ponds are particularly well stocked with fish. Contested fish rights over these ponds triggered 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 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

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