Reference : V-P-NG-E-00951
Date : 16/08/2017
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Port Harcourt. This 63-year-old woman supports her family with earnings she makes from a food stall.
Photographer : HAMMOND, Robin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : Noor for the ICRC
Description : She lives in an informal community which suffers from chronic gang violence. According to her, lack of employment drives young people to criminality. One of her daughters joined a gang. She sent her two sons to another community to keep them out of trouble.
Chronic poverty, lack of education and the threat of armed violence are just some of the dangers that the communities in Port Harcourt have to face every day. At the same time, they live with little or no access to public services such as sewage systems and clean drinking water. Located in the Niger Delta, nearby waterways, which would normally offer a solution to the lack of public services, are plagued with trash, waste water and oil. The ICRC's programmes in these communities include water rehabilitation and sanitation, as well as micro-economic initiatives for women who have been widowed by violence. It allows them to start small businesses and provide their children with food and education.
Resolution : 7360x4912
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour