Reference : V-P-NI-E-00123
Date : 07/02/2014
Country/Region : NICARAGUA
Caption : Ocotal. Portrait of a former combatant who was injured in the explosion of an anti-personnel mine in 1982 while she was fighting near the Honduras border.
Photographer : LISTE, Sebastian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The conflict was particularly devastating around the border and it is now the place where there is the greatest number of mines in the country.

Following the explosion, shrapnels remained stuck in her body, causing her several functional problems. Recently she lost the ability to walk and will need a wheelchair permanently. Currently, she lives with her sister and an adoptive son and needs continuing care.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour