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Reference : V-P-PH-E-00891
Date : 22/05/2014
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Zamboanga. Lina Kambunan is no stranger to displacement caused by the decades-long conflict between armed groups and the Philippines government. When she was younger, her family had to flee from Jolo, on Sulu island, to avoid the fighting. But she never expected to experience the same ordeal again at 95. The Badjao are known for their close relationship to the sea. Lina and other members of this ethnic group settled along the Cawa-Cawa shoreline after their homes were razed by fire during last September's clashes. When asked what she finds most difficult about being displaced, she whispers: "It's too hot here" before continuing her lullaby for the grandchild lying on a hammock in their makeshift tent.
Photographer : HASSAN, M.R.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC web site - Philippines: Features of displacement 03-07-2014 Photo gallery
More than nine months after the end of the fighting between the Moro National Liberation Front and the Philippines government, over 40,000 people are still living in evacuation centres in Zamboanga. Behind these figures lie the lives that have been put on hold – the men and women who have lost their homes and livelihoods, the children and elderly people living under difficult conditions – all of them wondering when life will return to normal.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour