Reference : V-P-ER-E-00303
Date : 27/11/2008
Country/Region : ETHIOPIA; ERITREA
Caption : Persons meet again thanks to the repatriation carry out by the Red Cross society of Eritrea under ICRC auspices.
Photographer : DONEVSKY, Valery
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Repatriation of persons from Eritrea to Ethiopia under ICRC auspices.

Acting in its capacity as a neutral and independent intermediary, the ICRC carried out this repatriation based on the consent of each individual and with the cooperation of the authorities. ICRC delegates based in Eritrea and three ambulances of the Eritrean Red Cross accompanied the civilians going to Ethiopia on the first part of their journey from Asmara, Eritrea's capital, to the border. At the crossing point at Mereb River, located between the towns of Adi Quala in Eritrea and Rama in Ethiopia, the group was met by ICRC delegates based in Ethiopia, before being placed in the care of the Ethiopian authorities.

Likewise, ICRC delegates based in Ethiopia accompanied the civilians going to Eritrea to the border, where they were met by ICRC delegates based in Eritrea, before being placed in the care of the Eritrean authorities.

The ICRC has assisted people affected by the 1998-2000 armed conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea regarding their repatriation since June 2000 and strives to ensure compliance with the rules and principles of International Humanitarian Law; in particular, the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 3872x2592
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour