The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) says Thursday that more than 50,000 people with disabilities benefit from their services annually in Afghanistan, saying that attention should be given to people living in most remote parts of Afghanistan.
On the International day of persons with disabilities, SCA in a statement urges everyone to continue increasing their attention to the rights of people with disabilities as per the convention on rights of persons with disabilities(CRPD).
“SCA is committed to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities in Afghanistan, including girls, boys, men, and women through providing equal opportunities, improving their skills and knowledge, and their physical wellbeing of persons with disabilities,” said Daniel Madhani, SCA’s Country Director.
Swedish Committee for Afghanistan implements program for people with disabilities in 14 provinces of Afghanistan.
“Last year more than 21,000 people with disabilities and non-disabled people benefited from physiotherapy services of SCA and more than 15,000 people received mobility and assistive devices,” he added.
Since 2007, SCA is contributing towards filling the gaps in availability of rehabilitation services.
“Although SCA provides services to more than 50,000 persons with disabilities and more than 32,000 persons with disabilities and other vulnerable people are sensitized on rights of people with people with disabilities through SCA’s awareness-raising, but it is not enough for all people with disabilities in Afghanistan,” said Ahmad Khalid Fahim, Program Director of SCA.