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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02043-N(1)
Date : 11/09/2017
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN; SWITZERLAND
Title : Afghanistan : physiotherapist who helped amputee patients shot and killed
Duration : 00:01:34
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Person appearing :
STILLHART, Dominik (director of operations, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : FELL, Nicola Eva
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV693N
Description : Lorena Enebral Perez, 38, a Spanish national, was in the ICRC’s rehabilitation centre in Mazar-e-Sharif when she was shot, apparently by a patient. Lorena’s work involved helping children, women and men who lost legs or arms or with many other forms of disability to learn how to walk again or feed themselves.
"She was the heart of our sub-delegation in Mazar," said the ICRC’s head of operations Dominik Stillhart. " She was loved by everybody and this is of course devastating news shocking for all of us and heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Lorena, as well as to our team in Afghanistan who are in deep shock."
Lorena was remembered by colleagues as having a wide smile and radiant attitude, a professional dedicated to her job and her patients. Afghan authorities have notified the ICRC that the gunman has been arrested.
The ICRC's physical rehabilitation work in Afghanistan helps people without limbs and with many other disabilities live an active life through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, and sport. Our seven rehabilitation centres manufacture more than 19,000 artificial legs, arms and other orthopedic devices a year and treat hundreds of thousands of patients.
The shooting death of Lorena follows the killings in February of six ICRC staff shot in northern Afghanistan; two were abducted in that attack. Her death comes six days after their release following close to seven months in captivity, and three days after an ICRC truck driver was shot and killed in South Sudan. This string of shootings not only angers and saddens the ICRC community but also underscores the real dangers our workforce faces around the world.
ICRC staff this year have taken part in a public campaign to remind everyone that our staff are humanitarian workers who seek only to improve the lives of victims of war. We repeat that campaign’s message today : We are #NotATarget.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Afghanistan : physiotherapist who helped amputee patients shot and killed
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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