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Reference : V-P-SY-E-01114
Date : 17/02/2023
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Aftermath of the earthquake that hit the country in February 2023.
Photographer : SABOH, Ammar
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 15/03/2023
Syria: Memories that lived through the earthquake
"On February 6, Ramez and Maysa’ went to bed in their home in Lattakia with their two children, Khair El-Din and Qamar. The earthquake struck, putting them all in eternal sleep. What remained of them and of their lives were a few photographs covered in debris. When pulled out from under the whole family was sleeping peacefully on the same bed."
"Syrians have been struggling for over a decade to cling to what little hope they had of moving forward with their lives. The country's infrastructure has crumbled, leaving millions of Syrians with limited access to clean water, electricity, education, and all sorts of services needed in daily life. The earthquake struck and more lives were lost. It caused more damage to the infrastructure in Syria, leaving Syrians with memories that lived through the earthquake and a future that cannot get any vaguer. "
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour