1998 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Christopher Steele-Perkins

Magnum Photos

01 January, 1997

Abdul Sattar Edhi, a devout Pakistani Muslim, has developed an extraordinary network of social services throughout his country. He runs orphanages, mental hospitals, a cancer hospice and feeding programs. He also has 500 ambulances, and collects and buries unclaimed corpses. Edhi's operation is funded entirely by donations from ordinary Pakistanis. Without the work of his foundation many of the patients at this mental hospital would have died long ago.

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Christopher Steele-Perkins

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