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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00883
Date : 07/09/2017
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Eyl. Fisherman Mire Mohamed sells fish to the women at the beach and keeps the rest for his hotel in town. Solar powered freezers provided by the ICRC make it easy for fishermen to store the fish and have less waste.
Photographer : MOHAMED, Abdikarim
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 : 4469x3356
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour