Reference : V-P-CO-E-02015
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near Mapiripán city, Barranco Colorado reservation. Visit of an ICRC team.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The indigenous reservation of Barranco Colorado is home to several hundred people from the Jiw tribe. Their staple food is cassawa, and they go hunting small animals and fishing in lagoons and the river. Due to repeated clashes between the army and armed groups inside or near the reservation, and the existence of unexploded remnants of war and improvised explosive devices, the indigenous people are afraid to venture out to the jungle or to go fishing. This in turn bears the risk of malnutrition.

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 : 3000x4000
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour