Reference : V-P-NI-E-00050
Date : 03/02/2014
Country/Region : NICARAGUA
Caption : Managua, Barrio San Judas. Portrait of a former combatant who lost his leg in a landmine explosion during a military expedition in 1986.
Photographer : LISTE, Sebastian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The accident occurred around the Nicaraguan-Honduras border area, a zone where the conflict was particularly devastating and where there is now the greatest number of mines in the country.

A few months after he got injured, he started working as a security guard at the Aldo Chavarria Hospital in Managua, where he is still working after 28 years. This hospital offers free access to prosthesis to the war victims thanks to the financial support of the ICRC Special Found for the Disabled.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour