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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01108
Date : 14/09/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Rumbek, physical rehabilitation centre. Bong Juir Juir, 19 years old, had to be amputated of his left leg, after a snakebite when he was only seven years old.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery “South Sudan: Helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities”, 25 September 2017

“The staff here are like God to me. They have re-created me in a way that only God could do. I had no leg and then they made this device for me”, says Bong Juir Juir. He was the 9th patient to be registered at the physical rehabilitation programme in Rumbek in 2004.

Rumber Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRP) was opened in 2004 by Medical Care Development International, which ended its project in 2010, handing it over to the Government. The ICRC has supported the center since 2013.
Approximately 75 percent of the injuries at the PRP centre in Rumbek are weapon related. The ICRC supports the center with incentives for staff, training of local staff, provision of material for devices, support to build a new dormitory for the patients, and daily meals.
The center had 561 patients in 2016 and by August 2017 it already had 460, an increase of 28 percent compared to the same time the previous year.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour