Reference : V-P-IL-E-03251
Date : 10/04/2019
Caption : Gaza, Rafah. Amputee football training supported by the ICRC.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC web site, article of 08.07.2019: The ICRC supports a physical rehabilitation centre in Gaza where amputees receive physical rehabilitation, mobility devices and psychological support. Furthermore, the ICRC’s microeconomic grants help people with disabilities find a source of income.

Due to a series of border demonstrations in Gaza that started in March 2018 and lasted for over a year, 136 people lost limbs. Among a population of 2 million, there are around 1,600 amputees in Gaza. Half of its workforce is unemployed, and the competition on the job market is fierce. People with disabilities find themselves at a disadvantage, as roads and buildings are not wheelchair accessible and many available jobs require physical strength. The situation is particularly dramatic for the young. At 68 per cent, the unemployment rate for Gaza university graduates is among the highest in the world. In the face of these grim statistics, young amputees in Gaza fight against trauma and isolation, earn diplomas and expand their skills to build a better future against all odds.
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