Reference : V-P-PH-E-00981
Date : 05/2018
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Amai Pakpak hospital. Portrait of a nurse. He stayed in the hospital to take care of the wounded during the conflict.
Photographer : HASHEMPOUR, Ramin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I have been a nurse in Amai Pakpak hospital since 2009. As one of the health practitioners who helped keep the hospital in operation while the fighting continued, I also feared for my own safety, considering the risks of stray bullets. Despite this, we continued to regularly report for work, to deliver healthcare services to those in need.” Explains this man.

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 : 4921x3287
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour