Reference : V-P-TL-E-00016
Date : 15/06/2006
Country/Region : EAST TIMOR
Caption : Aileu district, Talito village. Timor Leste Red Cross distributing relief items to displaced families. Showing how to use the mosquito nets.
Photographer : BIGLER, Roland
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Recently, the violent clashes that broke out between the police and military in April 2006 have forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes to set up residence in makeshift camps or stay with relatives. The ICRC and the Timor Leste Red Cross Society (CVTL) are providing emergency assistance to these civilians by ensuring the water supply, improving sanitation, distributing essential items such as tarpaulins, mosquito nets, jerry cans, blankets and sleeping mats, helping restore contact between families and visiting those detained in connection with the violence.

In Talito village, 27 families fled violence in Dili, to find shelter with relatives. On that day mosquito nets, food concentrate, water and blankets were distributed to the families.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2592x1944
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour