Many of the victims of war are innocent civilians, trapped in cross fire between opposing forces.
1. GV exterior of Sidon orphanage building. 0.03
2. SV INTERIOR Door with red Cross logo. 0.06
3. GV & SCU Man with crutches, sitting on bench. (2 shots) 0.14
4. GV Young boy who has lost foot, waling on crutches. 0.21
5. GV People sitting on bench, including woman has lost a leg. 0.26
6. GV & SV Technicians working with artificial limbs. (2 shots) 0.38
7. SV PAN Technician shaping artificial leg. 0.55
8. SV PAN People being fitted with artificial legs. 1.22
9. SV Man walking with artificial leg. 1.42
10. SV PAN Man walking on ramp with handrails, testing artificial leg. 2.00
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Background: SIDON, LEBANON
Many of the victims of war are innocent civilians, trapped in cross fire between opposing forces. This has been the case in Lebanon. The people of Sidon suffered in several campaigns fought around the city, with some of the survivors still trying to recover from serious injuries. At the Sidon orphanage, members of the International Red Cross Committee are fitting artificial limbs to amputees. Their patients range from young children to the elderly, but the most common injury has been the loss of a foot or leg. Red Cross doctors and specially trained technicians modify the artificial limbs to suit the particular requirements of the patient. Expert fitting is essential to ensure the new limbs are comfortable, then there's counselling to help the amputees gain confidence as they learn to walk again. In some cases, patients are sent for specialist care, as was the case with a group of limbless children who left Beirut for Italy on March 12.
Source: REUTERS - SOUHEIL RACHED