Reference : V-P-CO-E-02012
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near Mapiripán city, Barranco Colorado reservation. An ICRC employee is looking at samples of handicraft made by members of the Jiw tribe using fibres from a palm tree.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The ICRC has been providing special sickles to cut the leaves of the palm tree without having to axe the whole tree; as well as fibre colouring, and vegetable gardening seeds as part of a microeconomic project for the benefit of the community living

Colombia's armed conflict is one of the longest in modern history. More than forty years have passed and no end is in sight. Over three million Colombians have fled their homes, becoming the second largest population of internally displaced in the world, after Sudan. The photographer, Marçal Izard, who started to work as an ICRC delegate in Colombia in 2000 is returning in the country 10 years later. He realized that the vicious cycle of death threats and forced displacement goes on.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour