Reference : V-P-PG-E-00196
Date : 25/10/2016
Country/Region : PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Caption : Southern Highlands province, Katiloma. Yuanis Yamu is standing in the middle of a road with a bush knife. He was wounded and fled his village because of a tribal conflict.
Photographer : BOYLAN, Jessie
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery “Why is health care in danger in Papua New Guinea Highlands?”, 19 May 2017

“Yuanis Yamu, a father of seven, was attacked in a vicious tribal conflict in 2013, but managed to flee the violence. Unable to be get treatment at his abandoned local health-care clinic, he spent a week trekking through the wilderness with slashes across his body, before he reached the Kudjip Hospital in neighbouring Jiwaka Province. While being treated in hospital, he heard the news that one of his sons had been killed in the fighting.

As tribal conflicts unfold across the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, safe access to health care is increasingly under threat. In conflict-affected parts of the country, such as Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces, community health-care clinics lay in ruins, and the staff have fled for their lives.
These ongoing attacks against the health care system are leaving thousands without adequate access to health care. Pregnant women and the elderly are being forced to walk for several kilometres to find treatment."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3744x5616
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour