Reference : V-P-CO-E-02024
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, near San José del Guaviare city. Army training ground near Indigenous reservation of Barrancón.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The unexploded shells that remain on the ground have been a life-threatening danger to the indigenous people who try to make a living from selling scrap metal that they collect around their reservation. The warning sign says "Prohibited to pass" in Spanish and the local language of the Jiw (popularly known as "Guayabero").

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