This picture was clicked by Véronique de Viguerie, a 2018 Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award winner. A woman is fleeing with her suitcase from Saada, Yemen. The city was declared a war zone and is targeted often by lethal airstrikes. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Véronique de Viguerie
Created in 2011 and endowed with 8,000 euros, the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award is awarded each year to a professional photojournalist who has covered a humanitarian issue related to an armed conflict. The theme of this year's photo contest is urban war and the consequences for people forced to hide or flee.
Candidates for the 2019 edition of the Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award can send their work until 5 June 2019.
The winner will receive the award in September during the annual "Visa pour l'image" festival of photojournalism, which takes place in Perpignan, France.
The aim of the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award is of course to honor the work that photojournalists do every day on the field, but above all, to inform the most people possible about violations of international humanitarian law. In this case, violations linked to cities becoming the battle-field and the toll on millions of civilians living there.
Any professional, independent or media photojournalist may compete for the Humanitarian Visa d'Or Award. The story must have been produced within the two years preceeding the competition.