|"Crimes are committed by people. They are not committed by abstract entities like nationalities. The victims are not abstractions, altought they are often perceived as much when their numbers accumulate by the thousands."|
Louise Arbour. Former Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
More than 40 conflicts are going on in the world. Some are short and are ended throuhgt intervention by the international community; others continue for decades. Just a few wars are witnessed by the international press; the majority is not. That doesn't mean that the human tragedy is less dramatic. The agony and personal grief of the victims is universal; from Bosnia till Liberia.
These series of photographs started in 1987 as a regular newspaper report of underexposed conflicts. Soon it became a way of life in which I was heavily involved.I often travelled in the companionship of Médecins sans Frontières, UNHCR and The International Red Cross. I admire their professional attitude towards their work in often dangerous circumstances.