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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02609
Date : 05/09/2018
Caption : North Kivu province, Beni region. A volunteer of the Red Cross Society of the Republic Democratic of the Congo in charge of the safe and dignified burial teams.
Photographer : LESKINEN, Hanna
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "I got goosebumbs when I first heard [of Ebola]. That made me so scared because it reminded me of the massacres," Adeline describes her reaction when she first heard the news of an Ebola outbreak in her region. She is a mother of nine and an active member of a local women's association. She animates a weekly radio show to talk about societal topics that matter to her. She's also Red Cross volunteer and first responder since 17 years and leads today the Red Cross' safe and dignified burial teams in Beni as part of the Red Cross' Ebola response. The highly contagious bodies of suspected or confirmed victims of Ebola must be buried by trained and equipped personnel only to avoid contamination. Every day Adeline and her fellow volunteers put themselves on the front line to help contain the outbreak to save their families, friends and communities.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour