Afghan War Amputees And Civilians Treated At ICRC Orthopedic Center


Khairullah watches as his brother Zainullah has a mould cast for a... News PhotoAfghanistan,Brother,Conflict,Fungal Mold,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Human Bone,Human Interest,Human Spine,International Committee of the Red Cross,Kabul,Males,People,Prosthetic EquipmentPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesKABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 20: Khairullah, 10, watches as his brother Zainullah, 18, has a mould cast for a prosthetic arm at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), orthopedic centre on November 20, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zainullah, a brick worker, lost his hand six months ago, shaping a brick from mud that contained a mine. The ICRC rehabilitation centre works to educate and rehabilitate land-mine victims, and those with limb related deformities, back into society and employment offering micro-credit financing, home schooling and vocational training to patients. The clinic itself is unique in that all of the workers are handicapped. The ICRC centre in Kabul has registered over 57,000 patients and 114,000 countrywide in all of their centres since its inception 25 years ago. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)