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20 amputees distributed artificial arms in Nangarhar

20 amputees distributed artificial arms in Nangarhar

Nov 19, 2015 - 16:48

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A charity organisation on Thursday distributed artificial arms to 20 persons who lost their limbs in the war and bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar province.

Baz Charity Foundation head Baz Mohammad Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News at the distribution ceremony that they had been provided 50 prosthetic arms by Afghans living in Australia.

Of the 50 arms, each costing $500, they distributed 27 to 20 amputees from Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and other provinces on Thursday. The individuals had lost their limbs in the war and bomb explosions, he said.

Also present on the occasion was Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi, who thanked the charity and the Afghans in Australia for the assistance.

The governor urged other charity organizations and donor agencies to support physically challenged people like the Baz Charity Foundation. He particularly called on well-off people and traders to assist such charity organistions.

One of the amputees, Nimatullah, a resident of Rodat district, who lost his both arms in the conflict, said he was happy over receiving the prosthetic arms. “I can now pick the tea cup and eat with spoon and shake hand with people,” he said.

The same charity foundation has previously distributed bicycles to hundreds of disabled persons in Nangarhar.



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