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Finalist 2009

BetSabe Ribas

Forgotten childhood


These photographs were taken in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Nepal is the world’s 13th-poorest country and
its population has high disability rates: three in every hundred children are born with a physical and/or mental disability which in most cases will stay with them for life. The poverty which afflicts Nepal, and the worrying lack of
services – prenatal, obstetrics, doctors, and healthcare – aggravate what is a serious public health problem.