PhotographerGiovanni Salvaggio
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRagusa , Italy
Photo DateJuly 2017
Entry Description

In Mulo (Lubero - DRCongo), a mental clinic hosts over 70 people from across the North Kivu area. Many of them are victims of post-traumatic stress due to the conflict that has been stifling for more than 20 years in the area. Several ex-rebels are hospitalized each year, according to medical staff, many of them are subject to delirium due to drug abuse during permanence in militias. The priests, who manage the structure, defy it as a holistic clinic, which aims to recover the patient primarily through a soul care path. Patients discharge in precarious hygienic conditions and in rooms with very little light. According to managers, little light contributes to faster mental recovery.

About Photographer

Born in Ragusa in 1979. freelance photojournalist e creative director del brand Siculamente Director of Inkivu Project, a multimedia channel that aims to sharing free information relating to the Great Lakes Area ( Kivu / DRC - Uganda - Rwanda) and to train young reporter for the production of photo - video material on site.