Reference : V-P-MM-E-00189
Date : 01/04/2014
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Southern Myanmar, Kayin State. Hpa-An Physical Rehabilitation Centre. Portrait of a man who lost his leg to an anti-personnel mine.
Photographer : POWELL, Janet
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : When he was 24 and a soldier in the army, he and two friends were sent to collect bamboo for construction work. As they walked into the forest, his foot triggered a landmine explosion. After his accident, he had to leave the army.

He now comes to the rehabilitation centre every year to have his prosthesis repaired and renewed. Thanks to his prosthesis, he can walk without crutches and works as a teacher in his home town.

The centre is run by the Myanmar Red Cross Society, with the financial and technical support of the ICRC. In 2013, 60% of patients were landmine or unexploded devices victims. Since the Second World War, Myanmar has witnessed an accumulation of landmines and unexploded ordnance that has affected untold numbers of people.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3456x5184
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour