Visa Pour l’Image: Call for entries for the 2024 Humanitarian Visa d’or Award

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, of which the 4th Convention is specifically dedicated to the protection of the civilian population. This Convention enshrines, in particular, the right of civilians to receive humanitarian assistance, the unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief and the protection of civilian hospitals. It also details the obligations towards civilians detained for security reasons, as well as those of occupying powers as regards the population.

Unfortunately, today’s conflicts highlight the need for this Convention, which was born from the atrocities of the Second World War, to be better respected.

This award is part of the prestigious international photojournalism festival: Visa Pour l’Image, which is held every year in Perpignan (France). The winner will receive an award of 8,000 euros to help finance future photographic projects.

Source : Icrc