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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02851
Date : 21/08/2023
Caption : North Kivu, Luofu. This woman is a member of an association in partnership with the ICRC which harvests cassava and gives the cuttings to displaced persons or farmers whose crops have been ravaged by disease. She is also part of an association that supports women who have been victim of sexual violence.
Photographer : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Due to the fighting between armed groups in North Kivu, many people have not been able to farm the land of the surrounding hills. Others have been displaced and forced to leave their villages with only the clothes on their back. With no land, tools or means to farm at all, these people depend on the host communities. Thus, access to food, land, jobs and resources become increasingly scarce for both the displaced people and the host communities. In addition to that, the Mosaic disease has wiped out many hectares of cassava crops. This is leading to tensions between communities, competition for limited food and ultimately hunger and malnutrition.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3024x4032
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour