Syria 'Humanity in Conflict' images shown in Manchester
- 8 February 2014
- From the section Manchester
A photography exhibition showing the work of humanitarian volunteers in Syria opens at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester.
A photography exhibition showing the work of humanitarian volunteers in Syria has opened at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. Ibrahim Malla's photographs, taken since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, show the work of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the dangers they face. This image shows SARC volunteers examining a newborn baby in a shelter near rural Damascus.
The SARC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. SARC volunteers, pictured in 2013, hold up the blood-stained jacket of colleague Mohammad Al-Khadra, who died while on duty in an ambulance.
Hamza, a SARC volunteer, said he offered to help as "first and foremost I am Syrian and I can't stand to see my people suffer". Ibrahim Malla took this image of volunteers at work during explosions in the Baba Amr district of central Homs in 2012.
The photographer said his photos "show the tragedy of the conflict with a message of hope". Pictured are SARC volunteers embracing after they returned safely from violent clashes in Damascus during a dangerous mission.
The photographer took this image during the evacuation of 2,000 women, children and elderly men from Moaddamiyah, Damascus in 2013. The photo exhibition runs in Manchester until 14 September.