Yemen struggles to enforce disability rights laws amid conflict

The International Red Cross says thousands have either lost a limb or suffered some other severe injury since the war began in 2015.

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    About two million people in Yemen are living with some type of disability, and the International Red Cross (IRC) says thousands of people have lost a limb or suffered some other severe injury since the war began in 2015.

    There are laws that protect the rights of the disabled in the country, but there are challenges to enforcing them because of the ongoing conflict.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from neighbouring Djibouti.


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