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Reference : V-P-PH-E-00898
Date : 20/05/2014
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Zamboanga, Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Stadium. From almost all corners of the stadium, even along the Cawa-Cawa shoreline, children gather in small groups to work seriously on their 'little projects.' In the afternoon, the skies of Zamboanga are dotted with kites. They are made of scrap materials and are the favourite past-time for children in the evacuation centres. The looks on their faces – full of anticipation as they use glue or tape to assemble sticks and pieces of paper – transform into pure joy once the kite is in the air. For a few fleeting moments, they are children again, oblivious to the harsh realities of displacement.
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