Reference : V-P-NG-E-00963
Date : 26/08/2017
Country/Region : CAMEROON; NIGERIA
Caption : Camp for internally displaced persons. This young woman comes from a village in Cameroon, near the Nigerian border. She lives in the camp with her ten-day-old daughter.
Photographer : HAMMOND, Robin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : Noor for the ICRC
Description : She was kidnapped when she was 13 years old, during an attack on her village. Most of the villagers fled but she said her brother was killed. The women were rounded up and taken to a nearby forest. For two and a half years, she was kept in the bush. Finally, in early 2017, she was freed. She lost contact with her parents after the attack on her hometown and thinks they are still in Cameroon. "I am hopeful that in the future I will be reunited with my parents", she says.
Resolution : 7360x4912
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour