More than one million people in Afghanistan have some form of disability. Four decades of war and its aftermath have left the country with one of the highest rates of disability in the world. Remnants of war and lack of access to primary health-care have marred the chances of normalcy for thousands of Afghans.
People with physical disabilities often lose their mobility and with it their self-esteem as useful members of their communities. They feel and often are discriminated against. For 30 years, the ICRC has been committed to providing physical rehabilitation and addressing the needs of the Afghan people, enabling them to regain their mobility and reintegrate into communities through additional support of social programmes.
Despite this unrelenting reality, Nessar and thousands of others stand up on their feet again and rebuild their future.