Reference : V-P-NG-E-01002
Date : 29/08/2019
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Borno State, Monguno, IDP camp. A woman is speaking to a volunteer from the Nigerian Red Cross Society in charge of restoring family links.
Photographer : SMITH, Samuel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This woman fled her village of Kirenowa four years ago along with her husband and four children. The family made the arduous journey to Monguno by foot. They slept out in the open until they received tarpaulin and mats from the ICRC to build a makeshift shelter. This mother heard from other camp residents how some people had found missing family members through the Red Cross. Her 14-year-old daughter was abducted eight years ago. 'I can't describe the pain, I hardly sleep. I have lost a lot of weight through stress and desperation' she tells the ICRC. 'But I feel it in my heart that my daughter is still alive, I still have hope'. Monguno has seen has seen more than 157 000 people arrive in the last few years in search of refuge from the violence that has plagued this corner of Nigeria for ten years. The ICRC has close to 22,000 open tracing cases in Nigeria, making it the highest caseload of missing people registered with the ICRC in the world. More than half of those were minors at the time of disappearance.
Resolution : 5360x3573
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour