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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00881
Date : 07/09/2017
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Eyl. The days start at 4:30 a.m., as the fishermen enter the waters immediately after the morning prayers.
Photographer : ABDIKARIM, Mohamed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery “Somalia: Fishing in an old “pirate” town”, 2 October 2017

“Almost a decade ago, Eyl was a “pirate hub” that inspired books and the blockbuster movie “Captain Philips.” Further back, at the turn of the 20th century, the city served as a bastion for the forces of Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (known as the "Mad Mullah"). Several forts of the period mark the town’s landscape. Eyl today offers both a rich history and beautiful shorelines and golden beaches. For the locals, throughout time, fishing has been a mainstay.
Eyl is one of three coastal towns in Somalia where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with the local small-scale fishing community to help increase their productivity. The assistance includes fishing gear, boat engines and solar-powered freezers.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3920x2943
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour