Reference : V-P-PE-E-00974
Date : 03/12/2016
Country/Region : PERU
Caption : Chungui district, Totora village, cemetery. Marcelino's father carries a stone from a ruin to construct a gravesite for 4 members of his family.
Photographer : COOK-PELLEGRIN, Kathryn
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : His wife and three children - who were killed in the 80s during Peru's armed conflict. Marcelino, the eldest son, and his father were the only survivors. More than 30 years passed before the remains were exhumed, identified and returned to the family. They then trekked with the coffins, strapped to horses and mules, over the mountains to the family's original village, to be given a dignified burial.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour