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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00886
Date : 07/09/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Eyl. Fishermen are going fishing during the calm hours of the early morning. They use boat engines distributed by the ICRC to help them boost their productivity.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
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 : 3528x2649
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour