Reference : V-P-CD-E-01272
Date : 14/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Dongo town, health center. The center that reopened around May 2011 is now serving the local community of Dongo. The health facility had been attacked during the 2009 violence.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : This woman's baby is one of the first patients of that day.
Residents in the town 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.
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