Reference : V-P-CD-E-01314
Date : 14/08/2011
Caption : Equateur province, Town of Dongo. Near her old house, which was destroyed during the armed violence in 2009, a mother of five speaks with members of the ICRC's staff. She now lives in a new house built with the help of the ICRC.
Photographer : TORGOVNIK, Jonathan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
Dongo is now relatively calm. The violence that occurred in 2009 included killings, the burning of homes and intimidation of civilians; it drove many people living in the area to seek refuge across the Ubangui river in the Likouala district of the Republic of the Congo. This flight of people took place in October 2009. According to government officials, nearly 115,000 people crossed the river.

Teams from the ICRC have been assisting the local population, displaced persons and returnees in Dongo since the outbreak of violence in 2009.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour