By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan, AFP: Samiullah, a 12-year-old from Faryab Province, lost both legs in a land mine explosion while carrying water to help his family. He’s just one of thousands of Afghan mine victims, and their numbers are rising steeply as the conflict with Taliban militants drags on. On International Mine Awareness Day
Lisa Schlein VOA News February 6, 2019 GENEVA — U.N. de-miners say the number of people being killed and maimed by landmines in Afghanistan is rising due to explosives newly planted by the Taliban. The United Nations has been involved in clearing landmines in Afghanistan for 29 years. Over that period, the U.N. and its partners
The Guardian (UK): In an impoverished country where support is limited at best, people with disabilities must look to their families for help. Mahgul, 69, is the sole carer for her four siblings, who suffer from microcephaly – a birth defect that prevents the skull from growing. The condition is so rare in Afghanistan that there
Tolo News: Abbas Karimi, an 18-year-old Afghan swimmer, took gold in his category in the 50m backstroke on Friday night at the World Para Swimming Series in Indianapolis in the United States on Friday. The swimmer, from Parwan province, scooped two gold medals at last year’s World Para Swimming Series in the US. Click here to
Samir Rassoly VOA News March 9, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA — It was a sunny day. As U.S. Staff Sergeant Jonny Jones was on patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – suddenly – a land mine exploded, changing the life of this U.S. Marine forever. “Joey” as his friends call him, lost both of his legs in the
VOA News January 14, 2018 A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.
Tolo News: Disabled cricketers on Sunday started a training program in Kabul to prepare for upcoming tournaments. The players will train for one week and 40 players are attending. The players are being trained and coached by local and foreign trainers. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan lose to Sri Lanka
The Independent (UK): Afghan soldier Mehrullah Safi’s military career ended in southern Helmand province last year when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him, severing his right leg. Now he sells mobile telephone cards in the street. Click here to read more (external link).
The Telegraph (UK): It is perhaps apt that growth of the world’s most polite sport in the harshest of conditions can be attributed, in some part, to British intervention. Fane’s mission has always been to spread grassroots access through training camps, equipment and running tournaments. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Disabled