Reference : V-P-CO-E-02013
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near Mapiripán city, Barranco Colorado reservation. An ICRC employee is showing members of the Jiw tribe, samples of a plant that can be used for natural colouring of handicraft made out of palm tree fibres.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The donation of several plants and seeds to the conflict-affected community is part of an ICRC microeconomic project for the benefit of this reservation.

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