Reference : V-P-PE-E-01179
Date : 29/10/2020
Country/Region : PERU
Caption : Imacita. This woman is comforted during the funeral of her mother, member of an indegenous Wambi tribe who died at 102 in her house.
Photographer : MUNITA, Tomas
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : According to tradition, her body was kept at home for three days so that relatives from all over the region could come to pay tribute to her. In remote areas of the Amazon, there is little evidence that COVID-19 affected daily life or death rituals.

ICRC web site, article, 06.11.2020
Día de los Muertos and COVID-19 in Latin America: Honouring the dead during a pandemic
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated the world over. This festival honouring the dead offers us the opportunity to reflect on the various impact COVID-19 has had on the cultural and religious rites of communities across Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.
Burial rituals are fundamental to the identity of many communities. Claiming over 1 million lives so far, COVID-19 has considerably disrupted the way funerals are traditionally carried out around the world. The rules designed to protect the living have erected barriers to grieve the dead.
Resolution : 5574x3720
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour