HUMANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR
Elisa L. Iannacone of
REFRAME HOUSE for the VICTORIA RELIEF ORGANISATION
The Anglophone Crisis taking place in Southern Cameroon is one of the most neglected conflicts happening in the world today. Hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the cross-fire between the Francophone military forces and the Anglophone separatists have become refugees and asylum seekers.
The images on this page were photographed by Iannacone at CONSTITUTION HILL in Johannesburg with Cameroonian people in exile.
This is a conceptual visual representation of what it feels like to be a prisoner of war, Southern Cameroonian refugees and asylum seekers represented those currently behind bars in Cameroon, by wearing predominantly Cameroonian animal masks to protect their own identity, and to allude to the fact that many prisoners feel abandoned, forgotten and treated "worse than animals".
Many currently serving sentences, experienced tainted trials, or no trial at all.