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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00148
Date : 05/2018
Caption : Cox’s Bazar. Portrait of a Red Crescent volunteer (21).
Photographer : MORSHED, Sheikh Mehedi
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I came across a three-year-old boy in the Bagghona camp who was lost. I picked him up and we walked around for two hours, going door to door, looking for his family. Someone guided me to his house but the anxious mother had gone out to look for her little boy. I waited for the mother to return and only after the little one identified her did I hand him over to her. We face challenges every day but the joy that people feel when they are reunited keeps me going.”

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 : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour