In the Central African Republic (CAR), 25 year old Zakaria receives treatment after being injured in a grenade attack. . The grenade was thrown by a group of young people as he ventured out of his home with a few friends on 8 April, following the disarmament attempt by the UN mission forces (MINUSCA) in the capital city - Bangui. . Dozens of wounded were admitted to our hospital that day and the days that followed. For Zakaria, the medical verdict was particularly serious. Open fracture of both legs with the need to amputate the left leg. . “For the time being, I still have to wait for my stump to heal and especially, I have to learn how to stand on one leg. Balance is the most difficult to achieve” he explains. _____ Click the link in our bio and tap this image again to learn more about our work in the Central African Republic. _____ #CentralAfricanRepublic#CAR#conflict#emergencymedicine#medicine#medic#ER#physiotherapy#doctors#doctor#medicines#hospital#humanitarian#aidworker
#Repost@natgeo ・・・ Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld | “We buried them in the jungle,” says 26 year old Mohammad Yunis speaking of the bodies of his relatives killed by Myanmar soldiers. Sitting with his son, Mohammad Osman, he details his trauma - “I’m not feeling well here… my brain has become out of control.” That trauma has affected his heatlh - “I used to be fat. I’m getting thinner and thinner, day by day, thinking about what happened.” Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders has been treating Mohammad from their clinic outside the refugee camp in Bangladesh where he fled to after the violence. “I started taking medicines - they help me.” One of life’s greatest misconceptions is a simple fable. That time is a healer. One year ago “ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya sparked a massive refugee crisis. Nearly a million Rohingya – those who escaped the flames and executions – are now living in camps in Bangladesh. Many of them were raped, most saw loved ones killed, thousands arrived wounded. All are traumatized. Here, in this impoverished monsoon soaked corner of Bangladesh, is one of the most densely populated areas of PTSD affected and depressed people on earth.
#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the refugees and local population. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld"