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Reference : V-P-MM-E-00350
Date : 16/10/2018
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Rakhine State, Rathedaung Township, Ar Kar Taung Village. Portrait of a beneficiary (52). The ICRC has been supporting the muslim communities with food and cash (and dignity kits for women) since the outbreak of the violence last year. Nearly half of the villagers fled to a camp in Bangladesh and the rest stayed.
Photographer : EAIN, Hla Yamin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The woman explains: “It takes 2 months to complete weaving these fishing net. My husband passed away many years ago. I have 6 children but 2 have moved out. So, I’m living here with 4 of my children and I’m also taking care of my brother-in-law who is mentally ill. It’s so hard to survive because I couldn’t find many jobs, they were reluctant to offer me. We have received food and dignity kits from the Red Cross.”
Since the violence, people are terrified of going far outside from their village in search of jobs. Fishermen can only wander around nearby their village to catch fishes.
Ar Kar Taung is a remote village only reachable by boat, 2 hours speed boat drive from Sittwe Town.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4032x3024
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour