Mohammed is a cluster bomb survivor. He lost both legs when he was sitting behind his father on a motorbike and drove over a cluster bomb in the last week of the 2006 war in south Lebanon.
Mohammed is 16 today and I have been taking photos of him since 2007 focusing on the daily harshness he has to go through to adapt to his new live and reintegrate in the society. My aim is to continue working with Mohammed to show the long-lasting human, social and economic impact of cluster munitions.
Cluster munitions are large weapons, which are deployed from the air or from the ground and release dozens or hundreds of smaller submunitions. According to Human Rights Watch, the lethal weapon was used in 24 countries for more than 40 years causing unacceptable harm to civilians. Children make up 24% of casualties.
Five years on since the end of the war, cluster bombs still affect tens of thousands of lives in south Lebanon. And as the global funds dry up, many here fear that they will continue to do so for a long time to come.