Reference : V-P-MM-E-00188
Date : 01/04/2014
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Southern Myanmar, Kayin State. Hpa-An Physical Rehabilitation Centre. Technicians check a patient stump for pressure points after a session practicing with his new leg.
Photographer : POWELL, Janet
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This man was 24 and a soldier in the army when he lost his leg to a landmine. He was sent with two friends to collect bamboo for construction work, but as they walked into the forest, his foot triggered a landmine explosion.

He now comes to he 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 : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour