Reference : V-P-SS-E-01017
Date : 15/08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, market. Portrait of a South Sudan Red Cross Society volunteer who participates to a drama play created in the framework of the ICRC Health Care in danger project.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This South Sudan Red Cross Society volunteer has been active in the theatre group since 2014. “I joined the theatre group, because I think it is the only way to pass out messages to the public. We have done plays on awareness for aids, cholera, etc. I really hope that people understand the message from health care in danger, because many people don’t understand why they need to go to the hospital for checkups. When we are doing the drama play, a lot of people get excited. They laugh in the beginning, but when we get to the part where the hospital gets attacked, the mood of people change. Some starts to cry… as you know, Wau is volatile and the hospital is always a target. For me, acting is part of who I am. It is my destiny”, he says. Health Care in Danger in Wau has initiated a project where volunteers from the South Sudan Red Cross Society are using theatre to raise awareness about protection of health care workers and health facilities. The South Sudan Red Cross Society already have an active theatre group in Wau, with 35-40 volunteers. Normally, this play is conducted by nine actors and three technicians who travel to different locations each week to perform. The Health Care in Danger project started working with the theatre group in June 2017 and the aim is to expand the initiative to different areas in the region. The ICRC coordinates the locations of the play and arranges the schedule.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour