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Reference : V-P-MM-E-00353
Date : 16/10/2018
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Rakhine State, Rathedaung Township, Ar Kar Taung Village. Portrait of a beneficiary (62). 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 man explains: “I was a fisherman. But now I’m getting too old to carry heavy loads. So my sons took my place and they are fishermen now. I have my other son who fled to a camp in Bangladesh when the crisis happened. I cannot call my son because I cannot afford to pay for the phone usage. But I do often ask his news. Last time I heard, he’s doing okay with the assistance he’s got there in the camp. My hope is to breed chickens and buy proper fishing nets for my sons to work better”
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