Reference : V-P-CO-E-02018
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near San José del Guaviare city, Barrancón reservation. Visit of an ICRC team.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In the indigenous reservation of Barrancón near the city of San José del Guaviare, ICRC economic consultant is showing the extended family of Nubia (not in the photo) how to make a budget to ensure that all the necessary materials to produce palm fibre handicraft can always be procured. Nubia lost both of her hands in 2005 while she was collecting scrap metal on an army training ground near the reservation, as she touched an explosive remnant of war.

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