Reference : V-P-MX-E-00421
Date : 31/10/2020
Country/Region : MEXICO
Caption : Nezahualco´yotl. This woman sets up an altar at her house for the Day of the Dead. Her husband, son, two brothers in law and herself contracted COVID-19. They are recovering, except one of her brothers in law who passed away.
Photographer : RODRIGUEZ, César
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : They were not able to go to the funeral because they were still sick and now because of the restrictions imposed by the Mexican government they can’t go to the cemetery to visit his grave. “It's sad, but at least we are making something here for him. Tomorrow I will cook my parents and my brother in law’s favourite dish. We will eat some ourselves and share a plate with him as an offering.” Next to the altar is a photo of her missing son. “I still have hope of finding him alive”. On December 29th 2020, it’ll be ten years since his son went missing.
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour