Reference : V-P-SN-E-00313
Date : 10/03/2016
Country/Region : SENEGAL
Caption : Saint-Louis region, Pilote Barre village. ICRC helps families of missing migrants. Fatou is 52 years old. Her son, Ablaye, went missing when he was 17. He asked his father for authorization and then asked her. She didn’t want to let him go but finally she accepted. After weeks without news she started to become increasingly concerned and after a couple of months she started to lose hope of his return. Fatou lives with another 15 people and she has seven children. She sells peanuts to survive.
Photographer : CENDON, José
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Fatou cried a lot at the beginning, she was alone as her husband was living and working in Casamance. She could only talk to her neighbors who had also lost relatives in the same journey. "It was a time when everyone wanted to go to, they had seen other people in the village go and come back with a lot of things", she says. Her sons are now working as fishermen and living in Mauritania with her husband.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour