I am currently working on the next UNAMID calendar. I spent the last weeks taking pictures of IDPs (Internally Displaced Person) around Darfur. A lot of them have been here for so many years that they do not want to go back to their village. Why would they abandon a place that they consider as safe and where they usually can easily get water, food and access to health care? But if they stay here, how to make sure that they can be integrated in their new environment and how to prevent conflicts with the local population? Welcome to the humanitarian world …

28 September 2010: Zakeria, 3 years old, IDP since 2007, Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan. [Click on the picture to enlarge it]

28 September 2010: Ahamed, 87 years old, IDP since 2003, Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan. [Click on the picture to enlarge it]


  1. Que Zakeria continue d’afFRONTer la vie avec des trouées de lumière en plein visage malgré sa situation instable et déracinée à Nyala!

    Qu’Ahamed, continue d’essayer de vivre le plus sereinement possible les jours qui se lèveront encore pour lui avec sa philosophie de vieux sage ( comme il semble s’en dégager de la photo, non? ou est-ce de l’acceptation forcée, de la tristesse non exprimée? J’hésite… serein ou résigné… ? ) même s’il ne reverra peut-être plus sa terre natale… Inch’allah…

    Merci Olivier de nous partager ces témoignages visuels!

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