Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01410
Date : 10/02/2014
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Erbil, ICRC physical rehabilitation center. A man victim of a landmine gets a cast for the manufacturing of a new prostheses.
Photographer : DI LAURO, Marco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : He lost his right foot below the knee in March 1991 at the border with Iran as he was trying to flee to the Qaldra area due to the fighting and he stepped on a landmine.
The ICRC supports the Iraqi Physical rehabilitation Program since 1993. The Erbil PRC was established in 1996 to provide services for patients with physical disabilities in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
From the ICRC website:
In 2013, the ICRC provided nearly 33,000 patients with physical rehabilitation materials and services in ten ICRC-supported and one ICRC-operated physical rehabilitation centres in Iraq. These centres continue to be supported with training and raw materials to manufacture equipment such as prostheses, crutches and wheelchairs.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour