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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02969
Date : 2017
Country/Region : ISRAEL
Caption : Tulkarem, ICRC office. Amani Mohammad Taher Mahmoud, 53, works for the ICRC family visit program for detainees held in Israeli places of detention.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, "Inspiring women working to improve people’s lives", 07 March 2017

“Working for the ICRC for the past 28 years, has made me a local celebrity. In my conservative home town, some community members might frown upon a woman working in the humanitarian field. You have to be strong and you have to constantly prove yourself.
My family is proud of me for all that I have been able to do and for defying the norms of our conservative society.
Working in the humanitarian field can be burdensome. People often offload their suffering, frustration and sadness on me and my colleagues. My job is to alleviate part of that suffering by being there, listening and helping to the extent possible.
In return, I get to see so much joy and the excitement when mothers, fathers, wives and children get to see their loved ones. It always makes my day."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour