National Resistance Front, Kabul: December 3rd concurs with the International Day of the Disabled. Based on the information from the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Aid (OCHA), 15% of all citizens of Afghanistan are disabled.
According to OCHA's estimate, six million people are disabled in Afghanistan, and war, explosions and suicide attacks by the Taliban in the last twenty years are assessed as the only reason for the death and disability of millions of people in Afghanistan.
Currently, with the Taliban occupying Afghanistan, the disabled people who had been in the government-controlled area and suffered from the Taliban brutalities do not benefit from any assistance. People who were disabled in the fire of war and the suicide and explosive attacks by the Taliban say that "it would have been better if they had died and not faced the Taliban now."
In the past twenty years, aid organisations and the government of Afghanistan provided free services to support the disabled and the injured and the families of the martyrs and allocated their monthly salaries.
However, with the arrival of the Taliban, the aid organisations stopped working in Afghanistan, and the Taliban, under the pretext of taking a census of the disabled, included their people in the disabled list and deprived a large part of the disabled in Afghanistan from receiving wages and services.