Not forgotten

Not forgotten

A story of the devastating effects of Nigeria's conflict, told through the lens of three children's cameras
Article 29 August 2019 Nigeria

Since 2009, Maiduguri in North East Nigeria has been at the centre of a conflict that has ripped families apart, leaving many uncertain about the fate of their loved ones who are missing, sometimes for years.

Children are hard hit by this when they are separated from their parents, and in many cases are forced to fend for themselves. In addition to the livelihood challenge, children also have to grapple with the emotional toll that lack of closure brings. To document their experience and show the world how they have been coping, the ICRC gave some of them cameras and expert training in photography.

This short film follows Ali, Zainab and Jummai as they embark on the journey to tell their own stories with photography.