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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00146
Date : 05/2018
Caption : Cox’s Bazar. Portrait of a Red Crescent volunteer (22).
Photographer : MORSHED, Sheikh Mehedi
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “While providing the phone-call service to families in Kutupalong camp, I came across a young woman who got separated from her husband. As soon as they were connected, she broke into endless tears of relief. I will never forget that moment. It’s not easy as a woman volunteer. I get judged and people tend to be cynical about my capacity. But they see my work and finally appreciate it.”

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