Reference : V-P-NI-E-00114
Date : 06/02/2014
Country/Region : NICARAGUA
Caption : Jalapa, Teotecasinte. Portrait of a former combatant in his house. He was injured in 1984 in the explosion of an RPG-2 anti-tank mine while he was fighting near the Honduras border. Despite losing mobility in his hands, he still manages to drive a bicycle.
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.

Due to the explosion and subsequent operations, he lost the mobility in his hands and suffered severe damage to his vision.

He currently lives with his wife in Teotecasinte.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5081x3387
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour