women in war Archive

  • As part of the International Year of Youth, the ICRC launched a "Young Reporter" competition, inviting young adults between 18 and 25 to send in an article, photo essay, video or radio piece. The winners will have a chance to travel to ICRC delegations in Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia, the Philippines and Senegal for a week to talk to young people affected by armed conflict and report back to their peers.

    Eight talented young reporters will tell ICRC’s “stories from the field”

    As part of the International Year of Youth, the ICRC launched a "Young Reporter" competition, inviting young adults between 18 and 25 to send in an article, photo essay, video or radio piece. The winners will have a chance to travel to ICRC delegations in Georgia, Lebanon, Liberia, the Philippines and Senegal for a week to talk to young people affected by armed conflict and report back to their peers.

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  • Seckou Keita believes that music can make a difference. Brought up by a traditional Griot family in the region of Casamance in southern Senegal, he began learning how to tell stories through music at a very early age. Seckou knows first-hand what armed violence can do to people's lives. That's why he's offered to donate half the proceeds from his CD, "The Silimbo Passage," to the ICRC in order to help the victims of war and conflict. In this photo album, he shares with us some of his favourite personal moments and memories of his beautiful homeland and the people who made a difference in his life.

    What matters to Seckou Keita?

    Seckou Keita believes that music can make a difference. Brought up by a traditional Griot family in the region of Casamance in southern Senegal, he began learning how to tell stories through music at a very early age. Seckou knows first-hand what armed violence can do to people's lives. That's why he's offered to donate half the proceeds from his CD, "The Silimbo Passage," to the ICRC in order to help the victims of war and conflict. In this photo album, he shares with us some of his favourite personal moments and memories of his beautiful homeland and the people who made a difference in his life.

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  • While travelling from highly urbanized and modern Bogotá to and from remote rural areas, ICRC's Marçal Izard witnessed a land full of contrasts: whereas for city dwellers the only glimpse of war was likely to be on a TV screen, for peasants and policemen in the countryside it was natural to stay alert to possible dangers at all times.

    Colombia: the echoes of war reach the town

    While travelling from highly urbanized and modern Bogotá to and from remote rural areas, ICRC's Marçal Izard witnessed a land full of contrasts: whereas for city dwellers the only glimpse of war was likely to be on a TV screen, for peasants and policemen in the countryside it was natural to stay alert to possible dangers at all times.

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  • In this series of photo galleries on Colombia, we are following the ICRC's Marçal Izard's return to Colombia 10 years after his first mission with the organization there. As the armed conflict has shifted towards remote areas, indigenous communities are increasingly being affected. Their traditional healers, although highly skilled at curing diseases with the aid of herbal medicine, are at a loss to know how to deal with "rains of bullets." Marçal met with two women whose lives were shattered following incidents with
makeshift bombs and unexploded ordnance.

    Colombia: indigenous people struggle to protect themselves from an illness called “war”

    In this series of photo galleries on Colombia, we are following the ICRC's Marçal Izard's return to Colombia 10 years after his first mission with the organization there. As the armed conflict has shifted towards remote areas, indigenous communities are increasingly being affected. Their traditional healers, although highly skilled at curing diseases with the aid of herbal medicine, are at a loss to know how to deal with "rains of bullets." Marçal met with two women whose lives were shattered following incidents with makeshift bombs and unexploded ordnance.

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  • Colombia's armed conflict is one of the longest in modern history. More than forty years have passed and no end is in sight. Over three million Colombians have fled their homes, becoming the second largest population of internally displaced in the world, after Sudan. This is the first story by Marçal Izard, who started to work as an ICRC delegate in Colombia in 2000. Returning 10 years later, he realized that the vicious cycle of death threats and forced displacement goes on.

    Colombia: displaced by armed conflict, Jaime and Marta try to survive in the city

    Colombia's armed conflict is one of the longest in modern history. More than forty years have passed and no end is in sight. Over three million Colombians have fled their homes, becoming the second largest population of internally displaced in the world, after Sudan. This is the first story by Marçal Izard, who started to work as an ICRC delegate in Colombia in 2000. Returning 10 years later, he realized that the vicious cycle of death threats and forced displacement goes on.

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