» 05/23/2008, 00.00
War disabled the most marginalised in Iraq
According to a recent study, more than a million people have been disabled on account of the war. The government and civil society are not taking care of them, with serious psychological consequences and tensions within families.
Walking to school through the minefields
There are still thousands of unexploded bombs in Laos, in the rice paddies, in the forest, under the ground. For more than 30 years, every day they have made at least one victim.
Paralympics, another missed opportunity for China on human rights
The proposal to keep the Olympic flame lit until the end of the games for the disabled has gone unheeded. This would have been "a strong sign" to the international community, which often forgets the daily difficulties faced by people with handicaps.
China, Paralympics about to begin, but disabled face workplace discrimination
The government has launched a campaign aimed at promoting the rights of the disabled and attention toward them, but their living conditions do not seem to have improved. Business owners prefer to pay fines rather than hire disabled persons, many of whom are victims of workplace accidents and are sacrificed in the name of economic growth.
Teaching English in Ulaan Baatar in order to talk about God
Sister Zarraga, in Mongolia for 12 years, talks about how the Catholic mission to the country began, about the periods of loneliness in such a different country but one rich in encounters, in taking care of the weak.
Sport saved my life, athlete says
A Cambodian athlete participating in the Athens Paralympics speaks about his accident and his desire to continue "running" towards his goals.
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