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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02687-D
Date : 03/2020
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Title : South Sudan : What impact does a bullet have on the human body ?
Duration : 00:01:17
Editor : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Person appearing :
MORRISON, Catherine Anne (surgeon, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SERIEX, Florian Bastian
Description : What impact does a bullet have on the human body? Anne Morrison, surgeon at the International Committee of the Red CRoss (IICRC) ,explains the damage that certain weapons can cause.
"The AK47 bullet pack a very high velocity and a lot of kinetic energy. This means that even though the bullet is small, It passes with so much energy through the body as it hits the target. It causes a massive eruption inside the body so a bullet this small can make a massive cavity inside the body. If it is in your abdomen, chest or head, you can Imagine what happens. Those are often not survivable injuries. If it happens not through a vital organ, the bullet passes through with such force that it creates a vacuum. Not only does it destroy everything in its path, it destroys an area around the path. So even 6, 7 or 8 cms away from the actual place where the bullet has crushed the tissue. A shockwave destroys the muscle, bone and other tissues around the area. At the same time it sucks in dirt, grass, clothing, things from the outside become sucked into the wound. So if they don't die in the field from bleeding and haemorrhage, they still have an opportunity to get ill and die if they don't reach appropriate surgical care in time from infection."
Original language : English
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : South Sudan : What impact does a bullet have on the human body ?
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422