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Witnesses: Newsha Tavakolian – A Glimmer Through the Crack

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Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

 After a soldier died, his family members gathered near the body in the hospital. No one knew why and how he had died. Was it suicide? A (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021. 

Churchgoers gathering for the weekly Sunday sermon in the city of Drodro. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian The feet of Anorin, the first aid mental care helper who assists rape victims, sitting next to Giselle, 16. Her mother went insane and her father was killed. Giselle takes care of 8 siblings. While (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

This is the only place for the people who live in the Rho camp or its surroundings to fetch water. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Nizi. 2021. 

A view of the gold mine in Nizi. These mines are the cause of much conflict in the Ituri province. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

Afoyo, 45 Years old:

"We were coming back from a funeral with my husband, when a five-minute walk from the camp, the rebels attacked us (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

Around the Roman Catholic church of Drodro, a makeshift refugee camp named Tsuya has been in place for many years. Around 20,000 people (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021. 

This is the only place for the people who live in the Rho camp or its surroundings to fetch water. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The space where a crucifix was placed, near the main road in Drodro. People gathered at the site believing that the broken foot of the f (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The MSF hospital in Drodro deals with several medical issues, but malnutrition is a key problem the doctors face in this facility. Pover (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The space where a crucifix was placed, near the main road in Drodro. People gathered at the site believing that the broken foot of the f (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Kenya. 2016. A team of young boys playing football in the Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya. Football is the only sport young boys play to keep them busy after school. The Kakuma camp is home t (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The space where a crucifix was placed, near the main road in Drodro. People gathered at the site believing that the broken foot of the f (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The space where a crucifix was placed, near the main road in Drodro. People gathered at the site believing that the broken foot of the f (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. North Kivu province. 2021. 

Rebecca, 50, was raped 20 years ago and subsequently abandoned by her husband, who told her that she brought shame to the family. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

The space where a crucifix was placed, near the main road in Drodro. People gathered at the site believing that the broken foot of the f (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

"My name is Love, I'm 32 years old. I have five children. I'm from the Chunga village where I grew up. We had a beautiful life there, I (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. 2021.​ ​ Drodro. Dzju, 45, was wounded in 2017 by the rebels, who killed two of her children. Her husband died later of an illness. "Since 2017, all I (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

Dieudonne, 48 year-old priest of the Roman Catholic church in Drodro:

"I'm here since two years ago. During this time, I've seen many m (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Democratic Republic Of Congo. Ituri province. Drodro. 2021.

An MSF ambulance found three wounded men on the road. They took them to the nearest clinic in Rho camp, which is a home to thousands of (...)