Reference : V-P-AF-E-01953
Date : 2012
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul, ICRC orthopaedic centre. Rahima (left) is deputx head of the women's section. Like her patients she is also disabled. Wahida (on the right) lost her two arms in a blast. Her husband died in it.
Photographer : DANZIGER, Nick
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : DANZIGER, Nick
Description : RC RC magazine, issue 1, 2013,p. 20

"I can do anything"

FOR MANY WOMEN injured or widowed during war, the physical wounds are only one part in a cascading series of consequences that affect the survival of entire families. In the case of Wahida, a blast from a suicide bomb left her partially blinded and without arms, and without a husband. The loss of a breadwinner means she's unable to provide for her family. "It's not enough, but I cope with the many difficulties,'' she says of the money and clothes she receives from the ICRC orthopaedic centre. "Without the 3,000 afghanis [US $ 60], my children wouldn't go to school, we wouldn't be able to eat or buy clothes."


Author: Nick Danziger

Original material : digital
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Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour