Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01111
Date : 03/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Kirkuk, physical rehabilitation centre. Previously a construction worker, Ahmed (24) lost both legs in a car accident.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Every day he goes to the physical rehabilitation centre, where he plays basketball and practises weightlifting. In 2009, Ahmed won a gold medal at the weightlifting National Championship in Baghdad.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 15/03/2013

Iraq: Helping widows and disabled people start small businesses

People with a disability in charge of a household, as well as female breadwinners, face extremely harsh conditions in Iraq. The ICRC offers grants to help the most vulnerable start small businesses. Beyond the economic impact, it helps them restore their dignity by making them feel useful and needed in their communities. Kirkuk, in the disputed territories in the north of Iraq, is currently one of the cities most affected by violence.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5459x3639
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour