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15 percent of Afghanistan population lives with disability: OCHA


Kabul: Today on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that an estimated 15 percent of Afghanistan’s population lives with disability.

(OCHA) tweeted today saying that Afghan disables face dire situation as the humanitarian crisis is still raging in Afghanistan.

According to OCHA, people with disabilities face more barriers to accessing aids and services.

This institution emphasized that humanitarian services to the people of Afghanistan, especially people with disabilities, are a priority in the country.

Not long ago, Human Rights Watch said in a report that people with disabilities in Afghanistan have limited access to humanitarian aid.

It stressed that aid agencies and disability rights groups must work together to ensure aid reaches all without discrimination.

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