Reference : V-P-CF-E-00144
Date : 12/07/2007
Caption : North West Central African Republic, two kilometers from the village of Bodoli near Paoua. A displaced farmer and his family have received hoes from the ICRC.
Photographer : BJÖRGVINSSON, Jón
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Gérard a 24-year-old father of five sets down the hoes he collected for his extended family during an ICRC tools distribution in Bodoli. His sister is pounding the manioc that is spread out on the white tarpaulin while his wife, sitting to the right of the picture, looks on. The family has been living in this makeshift encampment in the forest for over a year. Gérard's groundnut and manioc fields are close by. The family survives on what they can grow, supplemented with forest fruits and other wild food. Gérard -- who was finishing school when his village was attacked -- wants to continue his education but feels too insecure to return home for the time being.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3456x2304
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour