Reference : V-P-PH-E-00975
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City. Portrait of a teacher who kept holding classes despite the ongoing conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I teach English at the Mindanao State University in Marawi. It was very difficult to hold classes because our voices would be drowned out by loud explosions. Sometimes we had to stop midway because our students were too shocked to understand what was being taught amid all the noise. It was a challenging time, but I’m glad that we were able to finish one semester.” Explains this woman.
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 : 4588x3065
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour