Reference : V-P-SY-E-00634
Date : 17/03/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Homs. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent support the income-generating activities. Iman opened a barbershop through a micro-economic initiatives (MEI) program.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Iman relates: "I have three kids, Jamal who lives in Germany, Latifah who got married in Lebanon and Mohammed who is staying here with me. I used to have a barbershop there and the work was very good. By the beginning of the fights, we fled from our home and we rented a house outside the old town. I’ve continued my work as a barber just for the neighbors in their homes or in my house.
With the opening of the road, we returned back to the old city of Homs. It is a very old house which has no roof, it is very cold in winter. We rent a place fully destroyed and we managed to rehabilitate it ourselves. Now I started working in this place, this work is our source for living. There is only two barbershops in the old city and now people slowly started to know my shop.
I wish I could go back home, to my old house and my previous shop, I wish I could be with my children once again."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5263x3634
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour