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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01541
Date : 09/03/2020
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Akobo, county hospital. Mexican native, this anesthesiologist works with the ICRC since December 2001.
Photographer : SERIEX, Florian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I saw an advert on the Mexican TV. I went on the website of the ICRC and applied. Sometime later they contacted me back and offered me a first mission in Lokichokio – North West of Kenya. After two months, I decided to leave my previous career in the private sector and dedicate myself to the ICRC. It was so uncommon at first for me to work in the humanitarian sector, among so many different nationalities. During the war in Liberia, I was the only anesthetist with three surgeons and we treated around 700 wounded and the situation was very tense. Our chief asked us if we were ready to stay and we all said yes. I realized it was my way of life”.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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