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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01110
Date : 14/09/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Rumbek, physical rehabilitation centre. Makur Madof Diet, 46 years old, is both a patient and a staff member. His left leg was amputated after being injured by a gunshot in 1998.
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

"When Markur got injured, his father got him a bike. He told him that he had to be stroing and think about the future of his children. Now Makur uses his bike to go everywhere. “Sometimes I hear about potential patients in the villages and I go there to talk to them. I tell them my story and I show them where I am now. People here need support, especially the disabled. Without help, life can be very difficult”.

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