Reference : V-P-CO-E-02022
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near San José del Guaviare city, Barrancón reservation. A woman, victim of a mine, is telling her story.
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, Nubia (sitting, with pink shirt) talks about her difficult life as a survivor of an incident in 2005 when a shell that she picked up to sell as scrap metal exploded, maiming both of her hands, blinding her on one eye and severely wounding her on her chest and face.

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