Reference : V-P-PE-E-01172
Date : 28/10/2020
Country/Region : PERU
Caption : Imaza District, Shushug village. A health worker visits his relatives’ tombs. They passed away due to COVID-19 and were buried in the village cemetery.
Photographer : MUNITA, Tomas
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Over the last few years, burial rituals changed in this area of the Amazon region. Families have started building cement tombs and covering them with small roofs instead of burying their loved ones directly in the ground. In remote parts of the Amazon, there are little signs that COVID-19 has affected daily life or death rituals. Most of the families refuse to put their deceased loved ones in body bags before burying them in the cemetery.
Resolution : 6471x4319
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour