Reference : V-P-AF-E-01408
Date : 06/10/2008
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. ICRC orthopaedic centre. Patients at the training station.
Photographer : SWEETING, Ash
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : CR Royaume-Uni
Description : A former farmer, Abdul (30 years old), in the middle, lost his legs 15 years ago after stepping on a landmine that had been planted in a street in Kandahar city. He is attending the centre to get his artificial legs repaired. "My father and brother had to take over the farm," he explains. "The limbs brought about a great change in my life: I can walk and I can work. I now sell goats from a cart. The limbs are even better than a bicycle - I can go anywhere with them." According to the UN mine information network, 62 people on average are killed or injured by months each month in Afghanistan.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4368x2912
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour