Reference : V-P-UA-E-00779
Date : 11/2017
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Caption : Svetlodarsk. Portrait of Ludmila and her daughter Irina.
Photographer : VLASOVA, Anastasia
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "I was bleeding, but with my sober mind I called Ira. I asked her which parts of her body hurt and she pointed at her stomach. I was afraid that she would lose consciousness and told her to pray at loud " In one day, the lives of Ludmila and her daughter Irina in Svetlodarsk changed dramatically. An accidental shell that landed near their house led to years of rehabilitation, leaving behind scars and splinters in their bodies that doctors were afraid to extract. Support and care of her husband, qualified assistance of military doctors, who accidentally happened to be nearby, and of course Lyudmila's love of life helped her bring her life back to normal.
The ICRC Weapon contamination unit organized a series of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personal Mines, commonly known as the Ottawa Treaty. For the occasion, a series of testimonies from mine and explosive remnants of war victims the Weapon Contamination unit is working with was showcased in Ukraine.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6016x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour