04 April 2012

International Day of Mine Awareness

In honor of the International Day of Mine Awareness, April 4, I am posting a photo of Thang Thig, a 48 year old cambodian man who survived a landmine accident more than 20 years ago.

Thang Thig lost part of his leg when stepped in a landmine while working at the rice fields 10 Km from his home, to only receive medical assistance 24 hours after the accident. Now he spends some of his days at the Handicap International reahbilitation centre in Siem Reap, where he gets some physiotherapy and medical assistance.

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