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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01286
Date : 31/01/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, protection of civilians camp. Women participating in the Women Development Group project, supported by the ICRC.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In June 2016, thousands of people were affected when heavy fighting broke out in Wau. The immediate need for protection led to the creation of the Protection of Civilians camp (PoC) in Wau, which at the time hosted more than 27,000 people. In an effort to support victims of violence as well as fighting stigma, the ICRC initiated a multidisciplinary project in the aftermaths of the clashes. The project is managed by Women Development Group (WDG) and supported by the ICRC. Many of the women have experienced hardship like losing their loved ones or being raped one or multiple times. The ICRC hopes that the way of supporting a local organization will provide sustainable support to women, also after the project ends.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour