Reference : V-P-RU-E-00637
Date : 13/04/2011
Country/Region : CHECHNYA; RUSSIA; CAUCASUS
Caption : Achkhoy-Martan district, near the border with Ingushetia, Bamut village.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The two Chechen conflicts left this village virtually destroyed. Before the conflicts, there were 1914 households living in the village. Today, only 73 remain. The land in and around Bamut is mined. In this photo, Khadris in front of the house that was built for his family and where he refuses to live. Unfortunately, it is too distant from the public utilities system, and thus remains uninhabited by the family. His former home was destroyed in 1995, after which he and his family fled to Ingushetia, where they lived in a former Soviet era farm. They returned to Bamut earlier than most families - in 2006 - and had to live in a tent before getting a room in the collective centre.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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