Reference : V-P-SY-E-00896
Date : 01/06/2019
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : North East Syria, Al Hassakeh Governorate, Al Hol camp for internally displaced persons. This eight-year-old girl lives in the camp with her mother and five siblings for four months. Her father died when she was five. She has never gone to school.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : She misses her father a lot. That is the reason why she asked to get a special necklace made in the camp, for which she paid herself and that says (in arabic): "my beloved father and mother" with two hearts on each side. "I like jewelry and nice clothes. I want to learn how to make necklaces like the one I have", she says.

The situation in the camp is overwhelming and dire. Since December 2018, more than 63,000 people arrived in the camp.
Today, about 74,000 people live here. Around 90% of those are women and children. An estimated two-thirds are children. The medical needs remain huge, including mother and child attention, surgery, mental health and physical rehabilitation. A particular concern is the large number of weapon-wounded patients who have limited access to surgical and post-surgical care.
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour