Afrique Noire - Selected pictures

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Angola. Province of Bié. Kuito. The town was heavily destroyed in 1993-1994 and 1998-1999 due to the intense civil war between the Government and Unita. Hospital. ICRC (International Commitee for the Red Cross) Orthopaedic programme. Beneficiaries are the lower limb amputees. Fitted with a  new prothese on the right leg, a patient plays football for the first time while the other patient still uses his crushes to move his body. He is also waiting to get his own prothese.These men will all remain physically handicapped. © 2000 Didier Ruef