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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the first process of sizing and making a prosthetic limb. Mr Soung Sophat triggered a landmine in 1981 and this is now his 10th casting over a 30 year period. Kampong Chhnang province was one of the most heavily mined areas of Cambodia. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung wraps the patients stub ready for casting. Mr Soung Sophat triggered a landmine in 1981 and this is now his 10th casting over a 30 year period. Kampong Chhnang province was one of the most heavily mined areas of Cambodia. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the final stages of casting a landmine survivors new prosthetic limb. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung go's through the final stages of casting a landmine survivors new prosthetic limb. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Nurse Ms Tech Aundoung shows the finished cast, the cast will now be sent into the prosthetics workshop where the technicians will finish the process. Ms Tech Aundoung is relocating to Myanmar soon to help deal with the growing numbers of victims affected there during the recent conflicts.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Cambodia Trust Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new arms and legs. Last year Cambodia Trust clinics in Cambodia fitted over 600 limbs, enabling there patients to have mobility again.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

A Prosthetics technician at one of the various stages of work, fixing the outer skin of rubber to the soon to be new left leg.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Mr Men Tharro pasting the outer skin of rubber with a kind of high strength glue.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Mr Men Tharro using a industrial sander to put the finishing touches to a clients new limb.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Mr Men Tharro cuts the rubber outer skin of the prosthetic, he will then glue it to the main body and remove the excess material.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

The workshop receptionist deals with the patients orders, giving them to the technicians enabling them to start the process of making new prosthetic limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technicians at various stages of work creating new limbs.

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The Cambodia Trust Prosthetics and Or...
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By George Nickels
05 Nov 2012

Prosthetics technician team leader Men Tharro during the process of creating a left leg. He has been making prosthetic limbs for the past 12 years, and has worked at the clinic and workshop in Kampong Chhnang for 6 years.

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Rehabilitation Clinic in Cambodia
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
By Mais Istanbuli
04 Nov 2012

Last year Cambodia Trust clinics fitted over 600 limbs, enabling their patients to have mobility again. More than 40% of the villages in Cambodia have a problem with landmines, and sadly young children account for about half of all landmine victims.

Most patients have a replacement limb every 2 to 3 years, going through a process where they test mobility, are re-fitted with a cast, and the cast is sent to the prosthetics workshop where the technicians finish the process.

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Treating The Wounded In Aleppo Field ...
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
21 Oct 2012

A doctor treats the wound of an elderly civilian that caught shrapnel in a bread factory bombing in Aleppo, Syria.

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Aleppo Field Hospital (3 of 5)
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
21 Oct 2012

Water darkened by blood flows down the gutter in front of Aleppo emergency hospital, while civilians are being rushed inside after a government airstrike on a bread factory.

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Victims In AlQaterji Neighborhood, Al...
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
09 Oct 2012

Innocent men, women, and children were wounded because of the shelling on Al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo.
Doctors at the hospital tried to remove shrapnel from their bodies.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 13 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
02 Oct 2012

A constant struggle, nurses and doctors fight to save the wounded in Dar al Shifa hospital, Al Sha'ar neighborhood, Aleppo.

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Aleppo Cries (Part 6 of 17)
Aleppo, Syria
By Maamoun
01 Oct 2012

Wounded man in Dal Al Shifa hospital, Al Sha'ar neighborhood, Aleppo.

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THE BLIND SHEIKH; 14 SENTENCED IN SIN...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
24 Sep 2012

On Monday, September 24, Ismailia Criminal Court sentenced 14 members of a militant group with the death penalty for attacking a police station in the city of Al-Arish, North Sinai, last year and killing several army and police officers.

With Egyptian President Morsi's visit to New York for UN General Assembly meetings, the family of the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman appealed to him to seek the release of the Sheikh, who is imprisoned in the US having been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993.

With massive destruction in the city of Aleppo apparent on this street behind Dar Al Shifa hospital, along with a lack of employees due to the ongoing crisis, garbage accumulates threatening the spread of contagious diseases.

The American University of Cairo raised tuition prices by 7%, increasing the cost of education to nearly $25,000 and leading students to stage an ongoing strike that forced the administration to suspend all classes until further notice.

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Myanmar - Taunggy Handicapped Center
Taunggy Myanmar
By Mais Istanbuli
04 Sep 2012

Catholic Nuns run this center for disabled people in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre.

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Myanmar - Nongkhan Leprosary
Nongkhan, Shan State, Burma
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

A woman stands at the door of her room in Nongkhan Leprosary. The leprosary was founded by Italian PIME missionary Cesare Colombo at early 50's and now hosts about 20 patients. The Myanmar goverment do not have any hospital to cure this kind of illness

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Myanmar - Handicapped Centre at Taunggy
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Catholic Nuns run this center for disabled people in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre.

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Myanmar - Taunggy Handicapped Centre
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This legless woman feeds an orphaned child with milk. Catholic Nuns run this centre for the disabled in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre

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Myanmar - Taunggy Handicapped Centre
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Orphan children are received in this center for the disabled. Catholic Nuns run the centre in Taunggy, Myanmar. State run hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only rely on thic catholic centre.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang Hospital
nha trang
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
26 Jul 2012

Contributor Piero Pomponi managed to gain entrance to the Nha Trang Hospital with a Vietnamese NGO worker who managed to convince the guard of the hospital to let them in. Piero's escort is a volunteer who brings in water, food, and medecine for the patients. There are no doctors or nurses in the hospital. People that are chained to the wall are considered the most dangerous patients. Piero could not interview the families visiting the patients. As evidenced in the photos there are signs patients have been beaten, are restrained by rusty chains, their feces is only cleaned from their room once a week. No one speaks of the hospital and the town of Nha Trang is a popular resort town. The hospital is actually the department of neurology of the Nha Trang Hospital but is kept separate.

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows some mental illness inside one of the psychiatric hospital, looking trough the barres window.

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Smuggled to Safety
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Physical therapist work on Ahmed Kalif,  27 from Homs Syria who was with his family hiding in there home when the Syrian Army began airstikes and firing tanks into his neighborhood, his home crumbled around him and his wife and daughter leaving them exposed  he began moving his family across the street to another home when another burst of shells hit the street and shrapnel tore off his left leg. He was rounded up with other wounded civilians and smuggled into Jordan by the Free Syrian Army where he is still undergoing rehabilitation. He claims that if the Free Syrian Army was not there to defend us all of Homs would have been killed. Amman, Jordan July, 2012.

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Funeral Ambush
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Hussein 10 and father Abu Hussein were attending a funeral last January in Baghdad, Iraq when a car exploded severely burning Hussein  and wounding several others. Abu Hussein said there were 13 car bombs that day. Hussein is currently undergoing rehabilitation and a number of surgeries at the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Watching Homs Burn
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Abdul and his two children receive treatment for their wounds from a Syrian tanks that fired into their home while besieging the city of Homs in March, collapsing the ceiling on him and his family severely burning their bodies. Abdul and his family were escorted by the Free Syrian Army on a dangerous trek south to the border of Jordan to receive medical treatment. Amman, Jordan July 2012.

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UAE AID
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Aid and  food supplies for the displaced Syrian Refugees given by the UAE at the Red Crescent Hospital in Amman, Jordan July, 2012.

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No More Protests / MSF Hospital Amman...
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Kasim Ali, a Syrian protestor shot by a sniper twice in the arm during a peaceful demonstration in Daraa in Dec. of 2011, Ali was soon smuggled into Jordan by the Free Syrian Army to receive medical care, he has been in and out of complicated surgeries for 4 months and plans on returning to Syria to continue the struggle even if he is not fully recovered “There are no more protest in Syria anymore it is Free Army vs. Syrian Army,”Ali said. MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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MSF Hospital Restructures for Syrian ...
Amman, Jordan
By U.S. Editor
16 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team.

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The Syrian Army occupies a hospital i...
Homs, Syria
By halabysofi
13 May 2012

May 13, 2012. For over 25 days now the Syrian Army and the Shabeeha (a militia loyal to President Assad) have occupied this hospital.

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Saisei - Recovery (13 of 26)
Tokyo, Japan
By satoruniwa
01 May 2012

Taka comes out from a consulting room. He has seen to a hospital for psychological counseling once a month since he attempting suicide. Tokyo, Japan. Mar. 2012

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Antakya, Turkey
By ili21
01 Feb 2012

Antakya, Turkey, January 25, 2012.
Al-Rihaniyya, a Syrian refugee camp located in the Turkish town of Antakya near the Syrian border. The camp suffers from constant power cuts due to the snow, which also damaged many tents. About 1500 Syrian refugees live in the camp. An estimated total of 15 000 Syrian refugees has been absorbed by Turkey since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in 2011.
PICTURED: Tents used as a hospital for the camp
Photo taken on January 25, 2012

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Ar beirut plastic surgery 001
Beirut
By alessandro_rota
02 Jan 2012

06.06.2014 - Beirut, Lebanon. Ghena, 26 years old graphic designer, got a plastic surgery to her nose to be more comfortable with herslef in her early '20s. She studie at hte Lebanese American University and she is currenlty seeking to relocate to London