Reference : V-P-AF-E-02512
Date : 21/08/2016
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. Portrait of an ICRC staff who is in charge of restoring family links.
Photographer : HAYERI, Kiana
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I joined the ICRC in 2010 after working for four years with the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. I love my job because it brings me close to people who need help and I feel happy when there is a positive outcome to our enquiries. I remember one lady whom we reconnected with her son after he was missing for eight years. Her neighbor saw his photo on our ‘Trace the Face’ website and brought her to our office to check. It was a positive match and we arranged for them to have a Skype call. The son was in Belgium. She was so happy when she saw him, she kissed the screen. I had tears in my eyes. I always tell people about what I do because maybe they know someone whose relative is missing and then we can try to help. I gave a presentation about ‘Trace the Face’ to my classmates at university, where I am studying business administration at night. The following week we received 25 tracing requests, five times more than usual. I am of the generation of young Afghans, who have grown up with war. I have never known peace in my homeland. My hope for the future is that the next generation will not have to do the same.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4912x6549
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour