Reference : V-P-CD-E-01773
Date : 10/2012
Caption : North Kivu. Sulaiman, 18, was returning home with 8 friends after the last day of school when they were shot by an armed group who were coming to attack their village. Five of his friends were killed, while he was hit by 5 bullets.
Photographer : YBARRA ZAVALA, Alvaro
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
He says he is lucky to be alive, and that his physical wounds have healed well, but it was his memories and fears which he struggled with the longest. After receiving treatment at Goma's CBCA N'Dosho's hospital, through ICRC's help, he was then transferred to the mental health centre. Today he says he feels better emotionally, and looks forward to returning home with his family soon, though he worries about the situation there and how his family will survive.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3511x4096
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour