Reference : V-P-PH-E-00976
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City. Life is a struggle for this displaced family with two young children.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “My wife Farhana gave birth to our youngest child when the fighting was at its peak. When she delivered our baby, we did not receive any support. We couldn't even get any help from our relatives because it was difficult for them to reach us. It has been a month since we received relief items but we still do not have a source of income. It is especially hard because our children are very young.” 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 : 5007x3345
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour