Reference : V-P-CO-E-00594
Date : 04/03/2009
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Nariño department, Pasto. Francisco at the university hospital.
Photographer : PAGETTI, Franco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : Inside the University Hospital of Pasto, where wounded patients of the NariƱo department in central Colombia are treated. On 10 February 2009, 20-year-old Francisco and friend unknowingly stepped into a mine field. Francisco lost his right foot and his friend lost his eye sight.

In Colombia, many rural communities continue to suffer because of the use of a anti-personnel landmines, and left over unexploded ordnance. Land contaminated by these weapons makes farming impossible and causes people to leave their homes and prevents their return.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3744x5616
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour