Reference : V-P-CO-E-02244
Date : 10/2011
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Valle del Cauca, El Credo. Member of the indegenous guard find unexploded devices on the side of a road and collect them to their own risks.
Photographer : HEGER, Boris
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The Indigenous guard is organized by the population of the area. There goal is to prevent fighting near civilian houses by marking the civilian zones and patrolling to make sure that no armed men take position near or in civilian houses.
They carry a "sacred stick" to protect themselves and show their status.
They are juridically organized, make intervention with the authorities and when necessary, expose the non respect of civilian zones by armed men.
They collect the munitions as proof that fighting had happened near civilian houses.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour