Reference : V-P-CD-E-01770
Date : 10/2012
Caption : North Kivu. This young man has been in the army for four years and had been deployed to North Kivu for just three months when he was shot in the arm during a deployment to the front line.
Photographer : YBARRA ZAVALA, Alvaro
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
Doctors were unable to save his arm, and as gangrene started to spread, they had no choice but to amputate. Bahati says he does not feel sad about what happened and that he is happy to have served his country. His family lives in another province and he hopes to return there when his condition improves. He also hopes that the Congolese Government will help to find him a useful role in the army, or elsewhere, now that he has lost a limb.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3511x4096
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour