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Reference : V-P-AF-E-02763
Date : 31/08/2020
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul Orthopedic Organization. An orthotic prosthetist adjusts the new prostheses of Abdul Rashid, who is a double amputee.
Photographer : QUILTY, Andrew
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Abdul Rashid is one of seven children in his family to have lost a limb to the explosion of a munition.
On April 29, 2018, while walking to school, a group of children from the Gul family found an unexploded ordnance. They took it home, where one of the children dropped it. The device exploded, scattering hundreds of fragments, killing four people and seriously injuring several children. Seven children had to have at least one leg amputated because the bones and tissues were too badly damaged. Two boys lost both their legs.
When they were released from hospital, they were taken care of by the ICRC orthopedic center in Jalalabad. They are now being followed by the orthopaedic organization in Kabul, where a former patient and trainee of the ICRC orthopaedic center works.
Resolution : 4500x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour