Reference : V-P-PH-E-00977
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur,Saguiaran evacuation center. Portrait of a family with seven children who fled the conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "My husband and I didn’t know where to go, or whom to ask for help. We just followed the sea of people walking out of Marawi City. A year after the conflict, we still don’t have an idea what lies ahead. I’m starting to feel the weight of it, and I admit that there are times when I feel like giving up. But, for the sake of my children, I strive to stay strong." explains the wife.
ICRC website, 23.05.2018, Photo gallery: “On 23 May 2017, armed clashes broke out in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, southern Philippines. What many residents thought were brief clashes between government troops and IS Ranao fighters turned out to be a highly destructive urban conflict that lasted five months. More than 300,000 people fled their homes and lived in displacement during this period.
While some families have started rebuilding their lives, an estimated 230,000 people remain displaced to date – including residents of the main affected area. Many were separated from their families and are still looking for their loved ones who went missing..”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3930x2625
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour