Reference : V-P-NG-E-00613
Date : 07/05/2015
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Borno State, Maiduguri, State Specialist Hospital. A man with his broken leg in traction.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : A grenade exploded in his shop after a child brought it in thinking it was a toy.
Thousands of people have sought refuge in Maiduguri following violence elsewhere in north-east Nigeria, many of them in need of medical or surgical care. The ICRC is supporting the hospital as it deals with this unaccustomed influx of patients.
The ICRC provides medical supplies and surgical training to the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri to help treat illnesses and wounds inflicted by bomb blasts and gunshots.

ICRC website, photo gallery of the 4th June 2015:
"The ICRC is supporting health facilities in north-east Nigeria as they treat an influx of patients displaced from elsewhere in the region. Many have been injured by weapons or explosions.
ICRC support for health services in north-east Nigeria includes:
• Providing materials and equipment to hospitals when they receive an influx of casualties after an attack.
• Ensuring that IDPs can receive free emergency surgery at Maiduguri State Specialist Hospital.
• Supplying medicines, equipment and first-aid materials to 15 facilities in the north-east that are treating internally displaced persons and people injured by violence.
• Renovating health facilities, such as Mala Kachala primary health-care centre, which is now able to provide health care for 75,000 people in Borno state.
• Training Nigerian medical staff to manage mass casualty situations and treat patients with weapon wounds.
The pictures in this gallery show some of the work being done at Maiduguri State Specialist Hospital, one of the facilities treating people who have fled violence elsewhere in north-east Nigeria."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4983x3322
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour