Reference : V-P-MM-E-00377
Date : 2019
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Kyaing Tong. This man, 31, lost his left leg when he stepped on a landmine during an armed conflict. He was transferred on a motorcycle to the nearest base for medical attention. He was amputated and later, he went through a rehabilitation program and received prosthesis from the Kyaing Tong Physical Rehabilitation Center which is supported by the ICRC. Once a soldier, he is now a mobile phone technician and the father of a two-year-old daughter.
Photographer : EAIN, Hla Yamin
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ''All of a sudden, I noticed I'm jumping off the ground and floating in the air. In the beginning, I did not feel physical pain but rather the shock and a giant bubble in absolute silence. I thought I was cut off from the reality as everything went numb''.
In 2016, he got married and following the treatments his wife and him decided to open their mobile repair shop in Kyaing Tong. Antipersonnel mines wound and kill indiscriminately, posing a severe risk to the human being such as civilians, aid-workers combatants even decades after the conflict has ended.
Resolution : 4562x2830
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : black and white