1997 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Francesco Zizola


01 April, 1996

Landmine victims at a center for children suffering war trauma.

After decades of war, Angola was one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. It was estimated that planted mines numbered nine to 15 million, about one mine for every man, woman and child in the country. To date, some 70,000 Angolans, 8,000 of them children, have been disabled by exploding mines.

About the photographer

Francesco Zizola

Born in 1962, since 1980's he has documented the world's major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developin...

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