Friday, September 7, 2007

Simon C. Roberts, Brighton, UK
From the series: The Forgotten- Chechen IDPs in Ingushetia
Excerpt from the statement:

April 2005-
Largely ignored by the international community, the war in Chechnya is now Europe's longest-running and bloodiest conflict. No one knows exactly how many civilians have died since 1994 but the number runs into the tens of thousands. The city of Grozny, the republic's only urban and professional centre, still lies in ruins more than a decade after the fighting started. In 2003, the Russian authorities began a campaign to repatriate 180,000 Chechen Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in Ingushetia, a neighbouring republic. (for more head to his site)