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Handicap International in Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan

Website: http://www.handicap-international.us

Type: NGO

Handicap International has managed the only rehabilitation center in Kandahar since 1996. The center is increasingly seeing new patients. In 2015 they saw over 7,000 new patients. Approximately 20% of new patients have a lower limb amputated due to harm from landmines, IEDs or other explosives.

The center has 33 beds and treats people from across Afghanistan and even Pakistan.

They provide physical therapy and group sessions to help victims adjust to their disability.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.