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World Disabled Day Marked In Kabul

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of martyrs, disabled and social affairs on Tuesday marked the World Disabled Day by holding a ceremony in Kbul city. 
The day is marked in the country at the time in which WHO estimated that there are nearly 800,000 disabled in Afghanistan. 
The ceremony, which was attended by Afghan parliamentarians, advisors, general directors for the ministries, NGOs and a number of Afghan disabled, Suraya Paikan, deputy minister of martyrs, disabled and social affairs said, “Ministry of martyrs, disabled and social affairs is trying to provide further facilities to the disabled in various sectors as health, education, employment and shelters. 
Paikan added the ministry is determined to establish a disabled institute, saying by studying at the institute, the disabled children can receive various modern and standard lessons and programs like other individuals of the society. 
She also informed the participants related to setting up a number of vocational courses for Afghan disabled. 
According to deputy minister of martyrs, disabled and social affairs, based on estimation of WHO, there are 800,000 disabled in Afghanistan. 
Paikan said to address the problems of the Afghan disabled, inter-ministry’s committee has been set up according to decree of the president.

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