Years of conflict, violence and desperate hardships have made life almost unbearable in Afghanistan.
Landmines, once scattered across the country, have robbed thousands of their ability to do the most basic of things like being able to move around freely. While preventable childhood diseases, such as polio, have meant countless children have faced a daily struggle to simply be able to walk.
But through our physical rehabilitation programmes across Afghanistan, adults and children alike are getting the chance to feel whole again, and for many, to play the game that they love – football.
Facing life with a disability can be extremely challenging.
At the ICRC-supported rehabilitation centre in Kabul, football is helping people to meet others who experience similar daily struggles and find strength within themselves. It is also helping people to regain their sense of self belief.
For decades, the ICRC has supported rehabilitation projects in Afghanistan, helping thousands of people thousands of people to regain their mobility, reintegrate into their communities, and rebuild their lives.
people were provided with artificial limbs.
people received physical rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy.
people have benefitted from our physical rehabilitation services.
new patients that need help have been registered.