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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04019
Date : 24/02/2021
Caption : South of Bethleem City, Kisan village. Portrait of a shepherd.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
“This woman is one of three shepherding sisters living in Kisan village, south of Bethlehem city. The three sisters and their mother own about 30 livestock, with which they earn a living. They do the grazing themselves. Because of COVID-19, merchants are no longer able to come to the village to buy their homemade dairy products. Vets can’t come either. Rising to the challenge, the lady shepherds developed a system of shared responsibilities, where one of the sisters and her 90-year-old mother would head to the city-center market to sell their products, while another sister would take care of the livestock and cook. “I can’t imagine how my life would look without the help of my mother and sisters. Without their support, life here would be unbearable,” says one of the lady shepherd.
Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people worldwide, particularly on women, and the occupied Palestinian territory was no exception. Already dealing with movement restrictions and economic hardship for decades, the women of Palestine now had to succeed in the face of additional obstacles and difficulties brought on by the pandemic."
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour