Reference : V-P-PH-E-00973
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City. Portrait of a displaced man who lost contact with his parents when he fled the conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “We ended up hiding along with around 50 people inside a house that was just 10 metres away from ours. Aware that they won’t be able to go anywhere, my parents decided to go back home. That was the last time I saw them. Every time there is a report about bodies sent to Capin (Funeral Homes), I’m always there. It’s like, you keep on looking for something that has gone missing and you can’t find it. That’s the most painful part.” Explains this man.
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 : 5766x3844
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour