Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01120
Date : 04/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Kirkuk, Huzeyran neighbourhood. Ensam with her son in the grocery store she opened with an ICRC grant.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Women shouldering the burden of caring for their families alone because their husbands have been killed, arrested, disabled by war injuries, or have gone missing, are struggling with extremely harsh living conditions. The ICRC aids them in their efforts to register with the Iraq's welfare allowance system. Women heading households are also offered grants to start small businesses and become financially self-sufficient.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 19/03/2013

Iraq: The ICRC's work in pictures

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour