Afghans who lost limbs make prosthetics at Kabul hospital - in pictures

Red Cross clinic produces devices as injuries rise because of terrorism, conflict and unexploded mines

Afghan workers work at the orthopedic hospital of the Red Cross Institute, that produce artificial limbs for disabled supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The number of war victims seeking prosthetic limbs has been increasing every year.  The facility has the capacity to provide around 200 pieces of artificial limbs per day.  Several dozens people work in the center, nearly all of them former patients or disabled themselves who were helped by the ICRC center or other center.

Men work at Kabul Orthopaedic Hospital, Afghanistan. All photos: EPA

A patient is fitted with a prosthetic leg and will practise using it with help from the staff.

The centre makes prosthetics for some of the many Afghans who have lost limbs.

The number rises every year, owing to terrorism, continued conflict and unexploded mines.

The centre was set up by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has founded similar clinics in several Afghan cities.

It has the capacity to provide about 200 prosthetic devices each day.

Several dozen people work there, nearly all of them disabled and many of them former patients.

Updated: January 2nd 2022, 12:14 PM