Reference : V-P-NI-E-00112
Date : 06/02/2014
Country/Region : NICARAGUA
Caption : Jalapa, Teoticasinte. Portrait of a former combatant in his garden. He was injured in 1987 in the explosion of an RPG-7 anti-tank mine while he was fighting.
Photographer : LISTE, Sebastian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : The accident happened near the Nicaraguan-Honduras border, a zone where the conflict was particularly devastating and where there is now the greatest number of mines in the country.

In the explosion, he got heavily injured in his back and legs, and lost the ability to walk. He has been using a wheelchair since then. He currently lives with his mother and an adoptive daughter and works as a community teacher in his neighborhood.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour