Reference : V-P-HT-E-00294
Date : 09/01/2009
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. Cité Soleil. A woman who was caught twice in gangland crossfire.
Photographer : HAVIV, Ron
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : A long-term resident of the slum called Cité Soleil, 83-year-old Elevanise was first caught in gangland crossfire in 1993, before stepping into harm's way again in 2004, when she was shot in the breast and the stomach.

Confined to a sparsely furnished corrugated iron shack, she spends most of her time worrying how her children and grandchildren are going to make ends meet.

"My body took the brunt of the bullets, but my family has been hit the hardest." she says. "I can't work or do anything for them. Often the grandchildren go to bed crying from hunger".
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour