Reference : V-P-PH-E-00972
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City. Portrait of a woman who was trapped in her souvenir shop with her husband because of the conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “From our shop, I could see all the commotion outside. It was overwhelming to see people run for safety, seemingly confused with all that was happening around them. My husband and I did not leave the city as we remained hopeful that the fighting will soon end. We were trapped inside for days and had limited food supplies. We had to budget the food and water that we had, restricting ourselves to one meal a day. Now that we have a chance to return home, we are going to start over.” 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 : 6388x4259
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour