Reference : V-P-UA-E-00529
Date : 12/07/2016
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Caption : Vodyanske. The ICRC helps families find relatives. Elena holds her daughter Maria in her arms. Maria's father disappeared during the spring of 2014.
Photographer : HOFFMAN, Brendan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 05.10.2016: "Ukraine crisis: Uncertainty on both sides of the contact line. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and grandparents of the missing on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine cope as best they can with an impossible, wholly intolerable situation.
Waiting to discover what has happened to their relatives means living in limbo, denied the chance to mourn or a reason to stop hoping against hope. This uncertainty has a severe emotional, social and economic impact on the loved ones of the missing. These are their stories. [...]
Aleksandr disappeared when Elena was pregnant. Because of the trauma, the pregnancy was complicated and Maria weighed just 1.4 kg when she was born. Now she is a bright and healthy little girl. But she has never seen her father.
Elena found it too hard to speak to us about her husband.
The family knows nothing about Aleksandr's whereabouts. They have the right to know.
The photograph is part of the ICRC exhibition "Uncertainty".
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour