Reference : V-P-CD-E-02135
Date : 17/04/2014
Caption : Orientale Province, Banda. An ICRC psycho-social support team talking to a child formerly kidnapped by an armed group.
Photographer : VAN DER BELEN, Martin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC web site 26.06.2014: Banda is one of several villages in Ango territory, Orientale province, northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since the end of 2008, entire communities in this part of the country have been wiped out by waves of extreme cruelty and violence, largely resulting from the presence of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Though armed groups have been less active since 2011, they continue to be the target of regular military operations, and the trauma left in their wake is severe. Since 2012, the ICRC has been running a mental health and psychosocial support programme in the region for all those affected by the violence, whether directly or indirectly.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour