Reference : V-P-LY-E-00326
Country/Region : LIBYA
Caption : Misrata, Libya. An ambulance destroyed during the fighting. Luckily, no-one was on board when the vehicle was hit, but incidents like this claimed the lives of seven first-aiders and injured many others.
Photographer : HU, Xiangqun
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Feature, 11-06-2012

Libya: first-aiders in the line of fire

First-aiders have the most dangerous medical job during armed conflicts, providing immediate life-saving care to the injured and evacuating them from the front lines to safety. Adem Salem Shnaisheh is in charge of emergency response at the Libyan Red Crescent in Misrata. Six months after the end of the Libya conflict, he recalls his distressing experiences as a volunteer during the fighting.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour