Reference : V-P-PH-E-00974
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Amai Pakpak hospital. Portrait of an emergency room nurse. He stayed in the hospital to take care of the wounded during the clashes.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “They started to evacuate patients and employees from the medical centre but as an emergency room nurses, we were instructed not to leave the hospital. We would be the ones to provide first aid to wounded patients. It was frightening for me but it did not stop us from keeping the facility operational amid the fighting. It’s very sad to see our town, this beautiful city, reduced to ashes.” 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 : 6284x4189
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour