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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01635-N
Date : 23/09/2016
Country/Region : LIBYA
Title : Libya : violence and instability wreckling lives
Duration : 00:03:19
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
LAGHA, Mohamed Abdulhakim
Production reference : AV539N
Description : Libya in 2016 is plagued by conflict. Multiple armed groups, fighting, crime, and kidnapping are destroying normal life. Families are fleeing their homes, or living in constant fear. The bright hopes of a few years ago have not become reality.
Ahmed and his children are among hundreds of families who have come to an ICRC distribution centre to receive food and other basics like mattresses, blankets, and kitchen sets. Many families have lost everything they own.
But there have been other losses over the last five years too. Many Libyans, the majority of them young, have lost limbs in the violence. For Ashraf, the chances of working again, and supporting himself and his family, may have gone.
If it had not been for friends telling Ashraf about a physical rehabilitation centre at Misrata University, Ashraf’s situation would still be desperate. The centre is supported by the ICRC, and, as Mahmoud Hajajereh, a specialist in medical prosthetics explains, the aim is not just to help war wounded like Ahsraf, but to share skills.
For Ashraf, the centre has offered new hope. After taking careful measurements, the staff have made him a new prosthesis which fits, and which is comfortable enough to wear every day.
But Libya is a vast country, and after five years of instability and conflict, its needs are vast too. The ICRC and partner organisations are working hard across huge distances to meet those needs, but young people like Faraj Mahdi worry about the future.
Faraj is at least getting food and other material support at the ICRC distribution centre. But his dream of finishing school may have to wait. Many more journeys, and many more deliveries across Libya may be needed.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Libya : violence and instability wreckling lives
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422