Tens of thousands of Iraqis have become victims of explosive devices left behind by decades of conflict. Many have lost body parts and find it difficult to adapt to their changed circumstances. The situation has worsened following three years of fighting against ISIL militants.
Erbil Physical Rehabilitation Center was set up by the International Committee of the Red Crescent and Red Cross (ICRC) in 1996. Over the 22 years since then, it has treated more than 12,500 patients and provided more than 18,000 prosthetic and orthotic mobility aid devices.