15 March 2011
A 14-year-old boy, who has been tied up for six years. His mother refuse to have him admitted to the local hospital, only two kilometers away.
In areas of crisis—in failed states, in refugee camps, in countries where the infrastructure has collapsed—the mentally ill are frequently condemned to neglect or lives of misery. Disregarded in parts of the world by government and the aid community, sometimes far from family support networks, the mentally ill can lead isolated lives, subject to ill treatment.