Reference : V-P-LB-E-01199
Date : 01/12/2008
Country/Region : LEBANON
Caption : Tripoli. Cemetery in Beddawi Palestinian camp. A woman near her son's grave.
Photographer : PAGETTI, Franco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : Almost two years ago, Hasniyye was forced to flee her home in the refugee camp of Nahr el Bared, in northern Lebanon, when fighting broke out between the Lebanese army and Muslim militias. Today, she resides in nearby Beddawi camp.
Her husband was hospitalized after they fled. A week later, he died in her arms as she tried to help him up the seven flights of stairs to their small apartment.
Her son came to visit in 2007. He went to Friday prayers and never came back. Hasniyye later found out he was one of two young men who were killed that Friday during a peaceful protest against the fighting.
"I have been through many things but all the hardship I've been through, I could put it in one hand. The death of my son, I would put it in the other hand and it would weigh much more than all the other suffering I have endured."

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5000x3333
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour