Reference : V-P-NE-E-00155
Date : 24/03/2016
Country/Region : NIGER
Caption : Diffa, near the border with Nigeria, Yebi. Awa, 30 years old, has been receiving ICRC food aid for over a year.
Photographer : CHERKAOUI, Sylvain
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : Cosmos for ICRC
Description : Awa has seven children. In April 2015, her village on an island in Lake Chad in Niger was attacked. Over 20 people, including her husband were killed. After that, everybody in the village left. Awa had six children and was expecting a seventh. “We arrived in Bosso, but the authorities transferred us to Yebi,” says Awa. Her neighbours there lent her a sewing machine that they weren’t using. “I was a seamstress before. I’ve got a few customers here, but not enough.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5475x3657
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour