Reference : V-P-PG-E-00141
Date : 04/03/2016
Country/Region : PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Caption : Buka Island, Bougainville, Bekut correctional institution. ICRC family visit in detention program. A detainee with his grandchildren.
Photographer : WAITES, James Daniel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : An ICRC employee relates: "Many prisoners’ families can’t afford to travel to the facility so we have a program where we bring them there for free. We had about 30 families gathered together in this field outside the compound, spending time together for the first time in months. You see all kinds of reactions: tears, smiles and everything in between. This man was subdued. He just sat quietly in the grass surrounded by his grandchildren for a few hours."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour