Reference : V-P-MZ-E-00137
Date : 24/11/2013
Country/Region : MOZAMBIQUE
Caption : Maputo, Motolla city neighborhood. A blind former combattant, wounded by a mine during the civil war.
Photographer : STIRTON, Brent
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : This man was walking behind a colleague who stepped on a landmine. When exploding the landmine killed his colleague and blinded him for ever. He lives in one of the occupied houses where 25 families, the majority of them former fighters from the Mozambique civil war. Most of them are amputees as a result of landmine blasts. These veterans receive a $50 pension every month from the government but rely on the kindness of their extended families to survive. Most have only brokendown prosthetics in dire need of maintenance as well as crutches that are on their last legs.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5478x7304
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour