Reference : V-P-CO-E-02020
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 commenting on the handicraft items displayed by the extended family of Nubia (woman in the centre with pink shirt), who lost both of her hands in 2005 while picking up 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