Reference : V-P-SS-E-00246
Date : 15/07/2013
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Juba, physical rehabilitation centre co-run by the ICRC. Patients.
Photographer : DI LAURO, Marco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : An estimated 50,000 people in the country have physical disabilities, which are often due to injuries sustained in connection with the armed conflict. Landmines, already common in the preindependence armed conflict between the north and the south, are still used today.
Together with the South Sudanese government, the ICRC manages a physical rehabilitation centre in Juba. The rehabilitation centre, which is the only one of its kind in the country, provides prosthetic and orthotic services for thousands of disabled people each year, helping them to resume a normal life.
Within the past 4 months, the centre has admitted over 500 physically disabled patients, including 355 amputees.
The centre manufactures prostheses and orthoses, physiotherapy and other services. The ICRC also provides food for patients who stay at the facility.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour