Mass conducted by Dan Heap, an Anglican priest and Greg Chisholm, a Catholic priest. This was a rare occasion for the refugees who were a deeply religious people (Catholics) whose main religious service came from Delegados de la Palabra (delegates of the word) who were not priests but equivalent to "brothers" who could not conduct important service procedures. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Dutch nurse and patients. El Tesoro, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Dutch with Martin Barber and Mary Contier. El Tesoro, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Dan Heap and Greg Chisholm conducting Mass at La Vritud. Honduras, ca. 1985.
Local Band and choir. Music was very important in the camps and could be provided by musicians playing string instruments which were "home built". The songs were a mixture of traditional and songs describing both the sufferings as refugees and the hopes for freedom and return. Along with children's drawings of their traumatic experiences and artisanal work of a wide variety these served to retain cultural values and expression and produce messages for international missions of supporters suc h as Oxfam. La Virtud, Honduras, ca. 1985.
One of series of photographs of photographs taken of FMLN activities in El Salvador. Honduras, ca. 1985
Family portrait. Suc portraits were rare since there was a significant absence of males, particularly young males who were fighting in El Salvador. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Father of priest murdered in El Salvador. He and his wife then became refugees since they were no longer safe in El Salvador. This sort of situation was not uncommon many refugees had fled because they were marked people since other family members had been identified as "the enemy". Colomancagua Honduras, ca. 1985.
School in the camp. Seats were rocks. There were few supplies for teachers and pupils such as paper, pencils, blackboards, chalk etc etc. Most Oxfam missions brought basic supplies which were put to work immediately. Colomancagua , Honduras, ca. 1985.