Rizgar was just 21 years old when unexploded ordnance changed his life forever.
I was born with several congenital deformities, which affected my left leg and both hands.
At ‘Best Shoes’, Ako ensures a dignified life for him and his family. Ako has been living with a severe disability since he was 11: he lost his left hand, part of his right hand, and one eye completely due…
For many women here, Florence is like a mother, a sister, an aunt.
Days in these mine-infested fields begin like any other, whether they will irreversibly alter someone’s life or not.
Within the walls of this Centre, people have been getting treatment, eating, sleeping and living in peace for more than 20 years.
"Let’s look forward”. That is what we tell our patients every day, encouraging them to take back the life that war has snatched away. We help them to do just that.
It’s what keeps us focused on our goal: to help people who think they’ve missed their chance, to let them live again.
"Today, thanks to our help, they’ve managed to come back from the brink, walk again and find their place in the world, within this landscape scarred by deep wounds.”
...and today he is a teacher who gives life lessons as well as school lessons.