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Reference : V-P-NG-E-00772
Date : 14/04/2016
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : On the way back to Yola. ICRC restoring family links program. Mohammadu, a 66-year-old blind man who was displaced, during his return journey home after spending 15 months separated from his family.
Photographer : BAIYE, Adavize
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 10.05.2016: “In Nigeria, fear, anxiety and a long journey home. Fear and anxiety. They are emotions that a teenager, a blind man and two brothers in Nigeria had in common after outbreaks of violence forced them to flee so quickly they lost track of their family. The four share something else in common: A happy ending. [...]
The case of Mohammadu was extra special. The 66-year-old blind man was displaced multiple times. Travel was difficult. Fleeing villagers once left him behind, abandoning him on the road until some women helped him find his way. After days of walking he reached Maiduguri. Late last year Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency asked the ICRC to help Mohammadu find his family. "I only wish I can return home to my family before I die," Mohammadu told the ICRC team. His hometown was not yet stable, but a nephew in Yola said he would welcome Mohammadu into his home. [...]"
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour