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Life in a field hospital: a surgical hospital in Africa

31-12-1996 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-00340

Surgeons, nurses and other medical staff from Red Cross Societies all over the world have come to a no-man's-land between Kenya and Sudan to help the victims of a forgotten war. Life-saving procedures, an emergency that has been going on for years, a daily succession of planes unloading new casualties - such is the scene of day-in, day-out ICRC work in a remote corner of the earth called Lokichokio. From the surgeon just arrived from Europe or Australia to the patient evacuated from deep in the bush, all those involved in this classic example of humanitarian endeavour relate their day-to-day experiences.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1996
  • Production locations: Kenya, Sudan
  • Running time: 52 min
  • Languages available: English, French
  • Type of product: DVD
  • Price: CHF 10.-
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-00340