FROM THE FIELD: Faces and Voices of Conflict

8 May 2019

“I want the war to stop, I want to go home and I want to go to school” - the melancholy words of a 15-year-old Ola who has been caught up in the civil war in Yemen; her story is one of many which features in a photo exhibition called Caught in Conflict put on by the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) in the United States.

UNOCHA/Vincent Tremeau | The two children of Nomtaz Begum, 30, a refugee from Myanmar who is now in Bangladesh, were killed in front of her. (March 2018)

The exhibition which is taking place at Photoville, in Los Angeles, considers the responses of innocent women and children to the conflicts they have unwittingly become part of, suggesting that they suffer in ways that men do not.

Two photographers who regularly work with the UN, Giles Clarke and Vincent Tremeau, travelled to some of the most dangerous parts of the world to gather powerful images, and first-hand testimonies.

Read more here about the lives of the victims of conflict.

 

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