Lives of acid attack victims

When acid is thrown on a person, the results can be horrifying. It causes the skin tissue to melt, often exposing the bones below the flesh, sometimes even dissolving the bone. When acid attacks the eyes, it damages these vital organs permanently. Many acid attack survivors have lost the use of one or both eyes. An acid attack on your body would dramatically change your life. Most survivors of an acid attack are forced to give up their education, their occupation and other important activities in their lives. However, acid attacks can not stop the willing in their life.


A lucky survivor after the acid attack when demonstrating in Dhaka, Bangladesh


“The corrosive liquid badly burned my face and part of my child’s head”, said 30-year-old Khodeza  


Sakeena (left), suffering from burns to 70 percent of her body from when her husband threw acid on her, sits with her sister 15-year old Shaheena (right), hit in the face and blinded by the overthrow, sit in their home in Ahmedpure Sharqia, 530 km (330 miles) south of Islamabad.


A victim of an acid attack, 36-year-old Keo Srey Vy (R) looks on during lunch with fellow victims, 18-year-old Oeng Sodine (L) and 21-year-old Ith Mouy Neag (C) at the Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity in Kandal province, west of Phnom Penh February 25, 2010


Rehana Begum, a Bangladeshi victim of an acid attack, poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital in June 2008. Begum said she had been attacked by her brother-in-law about three weeks earlier


The face of an acid attack victim at the first international convention in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 12, 2009


Oeng Sodine (L), a 18-year-old victim of an acid attack, rests near Som Bunnarith (R), a 39-year-old fellow victim, while receiving treatment at the Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity in Kandal province, west of Phnom Penh February 25, 2010.


Shamsia, 17, suffered damage to one of her eyes when the men pulled off the girls’ head scarves and threw acid in their faces

Acid attack victims in Dhaka, Bangladesh with deformed faces