Reference : V-P-CD-E-01765
Date : 10/2012
Caption : North Kivu, Njingala. Carine, 24, is a single mother who does her best to support herself and her four children, mostly through re-selling bottled drinks.
Photographer : YBARRA ZAVALA, Alvaro
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
During recent fighting, she and her four children fled to another town. While she was there, she found a little girl by the side of the road, Jeanne, on her own. At first, she thought Jeanne's family was nearby, but as night fell she realised she was still by herself. She took Jeanne in, fed her with her family, and brought her back to Njingala with her when the security improved. The ICRC and the Red Cross of the DRC are currently looking for Jeanne's parents. Carine says if they do not find them, she is ready to take care of Jeanne as if she were her own daughter.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3511x4096
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour