Reference : V-P-NG-E-00849
Date : 2017
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Port Harcourt, Prison Waterfront. Children are playing.
Photographer : GEORGEWILL, Godgift
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Photo taken in the framework of an ICRC project that gave two dozen disposable cameras to young residents of Prison Waterfront.

ICRC website, photo gallery “Nigeria: Capturing hope in the face of despair: Life through the eyes of the youth in Nigeria’s Prison Waterfront”, 13 November 2017
“Chronic poverty, lack of education, and the threat of armed violence are just some of the dangers that the community of Prison Waterfront in Port Harcourt have to face every day.
At the same time, they live with little or no access to public services such as sewage systems and clean drinking water. The nearby waterways, which would normally offer a solution to the lack of public services, are plagued with trash, human waste, and oil slick from illegally tapped pipelines.
From an external standpoint, life in Prison Waterfront appears to be extremely difficult. But there are moments of happiness, love, laughter, and good friendship that are not always apparent. […]”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5894x4019
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour