epa02229164 Palestinian Ahmed Abu Daken poses for photographs at his home in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip, 01 May 2010. His leg had to be amputated after he was hit by a car when leaving his kindergarten in December 2009. At the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in the Gaza Strip, amputees can get prostheses fitted. They are also given physiotherapy at the clinic to train them to use the artificial limbs. Since the Israeli offensive of 2008-2009, the demand for these services has increased dramatically. As a result, the center, which was established in 1976, is struggling to cope. Some funds and material for the artificial limbs are provided by NGOs like the Red Cross and Islamic Relief. Islamic Relief, whose mission is to help amputees live self-reliant lives within safe and caring communities, began working with the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in 2004. Using
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