Reference : V-P-PG-E-00149
Date : 15/02/2016
Country/Region : PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Caption : Hela province, Kalolo village. An ICRC team is welcome by people in traditional tribal costume.
Photographer : WAITES, James Daniel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : An ICRC employee relates: "The Papua New Guinea Highlands can amaze you sometimes and this was one of those moments. After driving for a few hours through the mountains our team arrived in this village, Kalolo, where we’d built a health centre. The old one was burned down in a tribal conflict. This was the welcome we got: a sing sing. The women put garlands around our necks and we were escorted into the village by chanting warriors in their traditional costume. It was such an honour to be treated like that, and I felt very lucky to be working in this country."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour