Reference : V-P-YE-E-01003
Date : 01/03/2012
Country/Region : YEMEN; SOMALIA
Caption : Sana'a, Tahrir cafeteria. Around 11am every Thursday, Somali nationals seeking refuge in Sana'a gather at the cafeteria. An ICRC tracing officer meets them to discuss the issue of their relatives with whom they lost contact.
Photographer : MARTIN-CHICO, Catalina
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
The elders know the community well so the tracing officer checks with them regularly for news. Sometimes, he has Red Cross Messages from Somalia to distribute.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 21/11/2012

Yemen: refugees in a no man's land of waiting

The plight of asylum seekers, refugees and other foreigners can be particularly difficult when they are stranded in a conflict-affected area. Family messages, collected and delivered by the ICRC, are often a lifeline between relatives separated by borders or prison walls. Catalina Martin-Chico, winner of the first ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'or photojournalism award, went to see their situation in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, in 2012.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour