Reference : V-P-YE-E-01682
Date : 10/05/2017
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : Sana’a, physical rehabilitation centre supported by the ICRC. Portrait of 14 years old boy who received five bullets in a crossfire. He lost the use of his right feet but will be able to walk again with the treatment he receives at the centre.
Photographer : EL HAGE, Ralph
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : He escaped imminent death. Caught in the crossfire in his hometown, Ibb, he received five bullets: three in his right leg and two in his left. He was lucky that they rushed him to a nearby hospital for first aid, which saved his life. But, one bullet unfortunately cut through one of his nerves and as a result he is unable to move his right foot forever. He suffers from what is commonly known as “foot drop.” However, at the physical rehabilitation center, he has been receiving treatment which is enabling him to walk again.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6000x3376
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour