Reference : V-P-CI-E-00265
Date : 25/10/2011
Country/Region : CÔTE D'IVOIRE
Caption : Man, Bangolo, Granpain. Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire volunteers help in a food distribution to 300 families hosting hundreds of people who fled the fighting in the neighbouring villages.
Photographer : HOUDIJK, Ben
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : CR Pays-Bas
Description : ICRC website, Photo gallery, 05-03-2012

Côte d'Ivoire: women pick up the pieces

They are wives, daughters, mothers or grandmothers. The women of Côte d'Ivoire continue to pay the price for a conflict in which they had no part. Following the post-electoral crisis that degenerated into armed conflict, countless Ivorians seeking safe refuge fled to other parts of the country or into Liberia and other countries in the region. Months later, those who return find homes destroyed, belongings stolen and wells contaminated. Many are still separated from their families. The ICRC is focusing on helping those who have returned and reducing the impact of the conflict.

300 families are hosting hundreds of people from neighbouring villages who have fled the violence, and the food will help them feed their involuntary "guests."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3413x3264
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour