Reference : V-P-AF-E-02508
Date : 21/08/2016
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. A physiotherapist attends to a patient in the ICRC orthopaedic centre where she works for the home care programme.
Photographer : HAYERI, Kiana
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Of the dozens of paraplegics whom she visits regularly, many are the victims of traffic accidents, or domestic violence, or have congenital maladies. Others have become paralyzed as a result of the ongoing conflict in many parts of Afghanistan. It is these patients that linger in her mind when she thinks about her long career with the ICRC. “It is impossible not to have patients,” she says carefully after some moments of thought. “But I wish we would not have to have patients because of war.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 7360x4912
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour