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]

(Short) Opening ceremony

Because not all my pictures fit in a story or can be presented on my website, I thought a blog might be a good idea to share a few moments or thoughts. But can I really create something interesting, arousing curiosity and provoking reactions and discussions? Maybe not but it’s worth trying. Enjoy… hopefully 🙂

28 September 2010: Fatima, 69 years old, internally displaced person (IDP) in Nyala, South Darfur, since 2005. [Click on the picture to enlarge it]