Moses Lodou, from Magwi county, South Sudan, recovers with his new prosthesis at the Physical Rehabilitation Reference Centre (PRRC), in Juba South Sudan. Moses Lodou, father of four children, was injured by a landmine near his hometown during the war between Sudan and South Sudan in 1996 and his left leg was amputated.
The PRRC, together with two other centers in Wau and Rumbek, is run by the Government of South Sudan and supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). These are the only places in the country that give care to victims of amputations and provide prosthesis to them. More than two decades of armed conflict between North and South Sudan left a deadly legacy of unexploded ordnance, especially mines. The civil war that started in December 2013 has in turn also increased the number of victims of landmines.