Projects: Angola I - Truce & Consequences: Truce & Consequences

Civilians from UNITA held areas being brought by government soldiers to the advanced command post. During the Angolan government's decisive offensive against UNITA in the eastern province of Moxico, where rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was eventually killed, the government conducted a scorched earth strategy of displacing the civilian population, putting them in rudimentary camps and burning fields and villages to flush out the rebels. This strategy added to the millions of people already displaced by years of war and provoked a serious famine in many parts of the country.Luena, Angola.Photo © J.B. Russell
Truce & Consequences, December 2001

Civilians from UNITA held areas being brought by government soldiers to the advanced command post. During the Angolan government's decisive offensive against UNITA in the eastern province of Moxico, where rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was eventually killed, the government conducted a scorched earth strategy of displacing the civilian population, putting them in rudimentary camps and burning fields and villages to flush out the rebels. This strategy added to the millions of people already displaced by years of war and provoked a serious famine in many parts of the country. 

Luena, Angola. 

Photo © J.B. Russell