Reference : V-P-MM-E-00171
Date : 26/03/2014
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Northern Myanmar, Kachin State, near the town of Myitkyina, Khar Nan internally displaced persons camp. The camp is home to 26 displaced families (about 110 people). Portrait of a displaced man who fled his village with his wife and six children in 2011.
Photographer : POWELL, Janet
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This man has learned to polish amber and will now teach the others in the camp, who are learning amber polishing to supplement their incomes.

This activity is part of a program co-organised by the Myanmar Red Cross Society and the ICRC, working on livelihoods projects for displaced people.

In Kachin State, around 80,000 people have had to flee their houses during the outbreaks of violence, leaving homes and livelihoods behind. They now live in camps or are staying with relatives across the State. The ICRC and the Myanmar Red Cross Society work hand in hand with displaced families to identify activities.

This program is largely funded by the ICRC and carried out by Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3456x5184
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour