International wheelchair basketball brings Bangladeshi and Nepali players together

15 December 2014

Bangladesh and Nepal celebrated the recent International Day for Persons with Disabilities with a friendly wheelchair basketball tournament in Dhaka.

The ICRC works with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Bangladesh to help vulnerable people with disabilities to rebuild their lives by providing artificial limbs and other devices. At the same time, we're enabling Bangladeshi specialists to undertake internationally-recognized training, helping local organizations provide sustainable services and creating opportunities for people with disabilities through vocational training.

The ICRC is supporting the CRP's wheelchair basketball initiative. This has included provided 10 sports wheelchairs to the CRP so that wheelchair basketball players can increase their confidence and physical strength, smoothing their reintegration into society.