Reference : V-P-SY-E-00650
Date : 17/03/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Homs. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent support the income-generating activities. Safwan works as a blacksmith through a micro-economic initiatives (MEI) program.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Safwan relates: "I have five children, I work in blacksmithing since more than 25 years and I owned a shop in Al-Senaa area. When the crises started, I left my shop, my work and moved to live in Damascus where I worked in a factory. The work was normal and I just wanted to go back to my old shop and my old work.
When the road was reopened, I moved back to old Homs. Currently I am working, moving from a place to another with my little modest blacksmithing tools because I don’t have a shop to work in.
The initiative given to me is good. I am making money and our situation now is better than before.
I wish to go back to my shop, this is the most important thing. Everything will be so easy then because my shop is my treasure."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5080x3464
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour