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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00139
Date : 05/2018
Caption : Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Domdomia. Portrait of a displaced woman (50) who lost her husband.
Photographer : MORSHED, Sheikh Mehedi
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I lost my husband during the chaos of violence back home in Myanmar. It’s only my son and me now, and life has been tough. My health is so poor that I am out of breath all the time and my stomach keeps hurting. But there is barely enough money for anything. Rice and other items provided by aid are the only things we have access to. The rains are expected to hit this area soon. I’m scared this monsoon will flood our house like last year.”
ICRC website, 06.07.2018, Photo gallery: “Ten months into the Rakhine crisis, hundreds and thousands of displaced people from Myanmar continue to live in teeming makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar. It's the same tale everywhere – families were forced to leave a place they called home to flee the violence and save their lives. The journey to neighbouring Bangladesh was risky and full of difficulties. But that was their only safe option.
The need for aid remains overwhelming in the camps of Cox's Bazar. Adding to people's worries is the monsoon season that threatens to bring in floods and landslides. Though the basic needs of displaced families are being met by the authorities and aid agencies working on the ground such as the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, it's the uncertain future that haunts them the most.”
Resolution : 4847x3231
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour