Iraq's disabled struggle to get treatment

Those injured in the war against ISIL are getting help from rehabilitation centres which are limited in number.

    As the world marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, thousands in Iraq left permanently disabled in the war against ISIL are struggling to get the treatment they need.

    "In the days after [the blast in which he was injured], I lost hope that I would walk again," Amanj Hatem Dawood told Al Jazeera.

    The biggest challenge, according to one of the founders of a private institute that provides treatment, is that no one knows how many victims there are.

    "In the past nine months, I've seen more than 200," Haissam Chref said. "I don't know the numbers. We only started three months ago. Maybe we will receive 2,000 per year. We don't know."

    Imran Khan reports from Erbil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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