Reference : V-P-NI-E-00051
Date : 06/02/2014
Country/Region : NICARAGUA
Caption : Jalapa. A former combatant is working in his coffee plantation. In 1984, he lost part of his right leg and was seriously injured at his left leg in a landmine explosion during a combat.
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.

After the accident, he was trained as a shoemaker but did not find any job. He then decided to start his own coffee plantation. However, the piece of land he bought was full of anti-personnel mines and he had to clean it up before he could start cultivating his fields.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour