Fight against MINE

by Basirseerat May. 21, 2008 4453 views

Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. While considerable progress has been made in recent years in mine clearance, and the number of victims recorded each year has steadily decreased, the scale of the problem remains enormous. Tens of thousands of landmine victims need care and assistance. The ICRC is helping to address the plight of victims in Afghanistan through its orthopaedic programme, which has assisted almost 80,000 disabled people over the past two decades.

Of the approximately 40,000 patients registered at the centre since it opened in 1988, some 75 per cent are amputees, and the majority of them are mine victims – although the centre is open to people with all types of physical disability. There is also a big emphasis on social integration programmes, including vocational training and micro-credit schemes, which are as important as physical rehabilitation.

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Syah 10 years, 8 months ago

OMG!! the sufferings of the others... your pictures touches my heart.. :( ~The cruelty of humans~

Thank you again and again for sharing these.....

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Jorge Cardoso 10 years, 11 months ago


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Josh Huling 10 years, 12 months ago

nine. amazing. i'm speechless. so much emotion.

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Pete 10 years, 12 months ago

very strong post
esp last 3

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Szymon 10 years, 12 months ago

great reporting. greate work. !

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Shonajean 11 years ago


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Emsejowa 11 years ago

9 &11 are my favourite :D

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Alexandra Pechabaden 11 years ago

THank you for sharing this information. Very nice photos too.

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Ana A. Negru 11 years ago

Impressive photojournalism! No. 9 is my favourite!

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Mertxe 11 years ago

My God when will be the end of so much pain?

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Joy 11 years ago

9-11 are so sad :[ Thank you for telling their story, great photojournalism.

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Anca Tudosa 11 years ago

strong and expressive set!

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Kasra 11 years ago

[b]F[/b]antastic...#9 #10 #11

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Sojourner 11 years ago

truly, a picture paints a thousand words!

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Giuseppe Andrea (Italy) 11 years ago

Good series I like the stories inside the photos

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Carol 11 years ago

..thank you for sharing....awesome photos..

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Yessika 11 years ago

You always amazing pics!!!!

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Thomaschu 11 years ago

No. 9 and 10 shots are emotional...speechless...

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Babus 11 years ago

very powerful pictures, awsome job, thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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Shruti 11 years ago

superb superb superb.no3 is awesome

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