Reference : V-P-SY-E-00596
Date : 25/02/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Old city of Homs. The ICRC president Peter Maurer visits residents.
Photographer : SESSINI, Jérôme
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Description : ICRC website article, 23.02.2016 : “ Diary: Bearing witness to the crisis in Syria. In late February 2016, our president Peter Maurer was in Syria. Each day he reflected on what he saw on the ground. […]Thursday: "Sleep is a scarce luxury in the humanitarian world." […] The city centre is a surreal scene of mass destruction. There is hardly a building that wasn't destroyed, a painful reminder of the cruelty of urban warfare, where civilians are the first victims. There are no people there anymore, adding to the impression of a ghost town. In the old town of Homs, there was destruction, too, but people are slowly returning, and even a few small shops have opened, selling washing powder in individual packets and small quantities of vegetable oil. “ […].
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4608x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour