Reference : V-P-CD-E-02125
Date : 14/04/2014
Caption : Orientale Province, Banda. Landing of an ICRC plane.
Photographer : VAN DER BELEN, Martin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC web site 26.06.2014: Banda village is situated in Ango territory, Bas-Uélé district. More than 800 kilometres from Kisangani, the capital of the province, it lies hidden in the depths of the equatorial forest. The area in and around Banda has an estimated population of over 13,500 and spans 7,000 square kilometres.

The road connecting Banda to the north and the south is in extremely poor condition. The isolation of the region hinders its development and its access to humanitarian assistance. The community also has very limited means of communication; there are two local radio-communication services, run privately, and a community radio station. The only way that ICRC teams can reach Banda is by aeroplane, which lands on a small stretch of dirt track cleared in the middle of a field.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour