Henden wins at 2001 World Press Photo Awards

ALT Harald Henden

This image, taken by Harald Henden in 2001 at the MSF camp for amputees in Sierra Leone, was the winner of the Science and Technology First Prize in the 2001 World Press Photo competition.

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A man and a child embrace in Murray Camp, Freetown, in Sierra Lone. The camp is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières and functions specifically to help amputees. Thousands of civilians have had their limbs cut off by rebel fighters in the course of Sierra Leone's civil war. The camp helps teach victims how to fit artificial limbs and how to be as independent as possible.

Harald Henden has won the Science and Technology First Prize in the 2001 World Press Photo Awards for an image he took while at the MSF camp for amputees in Murray Town, Sierra Leone, Africa.

This is the second consecutive year Henden has been recognised at the Awards. He won the Children's Jury prize in 2000. This year, an MSF-commissioned photographer, Stephan Van Fleteren of Belgium, won the Children's Prize.