Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01429
Date : 12/01/2014
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Erbil, ICRC physical rehabilitation center. Two ICRC employees.
Photographer : DI LAURO, Marco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : On the left: He lost both his legs in 2003 in Altunkopry, Kirkuk district.
On the right: He lost his left leg on 15 September 1996 in Garmyan when he stepped on a landmine. He was working then as a smuggler on the Iran-Iraq border.
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