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Reference : V-P-KH-E-00496
Date : 21/11/2022
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Caption : Battambang, physical rehabilitation centre. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) celebrates the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia. Exhibition of 30 photos capturing the centre's activities since 1992.
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Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Site Web du CICR, article, 07/12/2022
Battambang – On 22 November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia, having provided support to more than 166,000 people with disabilities in the country.
To mark the occasion, the ICRC organised an all-day event inside the physical rehabilitation centre in Battambang province, the country's first and largest centres with integrated prostheses, orthoseses and wheelchair production.
The centre was honoured by the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Sisowath Kanthireth a strong supporter of the wheelchair basketball teams. Other guests included a representative from the Ministry of Social Aff airs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation Mr Vong Sauth, and governor of Battambang province Mr Sok Lou. Other participants included the ICRC's head of Regional Delegation in Bangkok, physical rehabilitation experts, representatives of Mine-ex Foundation – the programme's main donor, as well as the managers of the country's 10 other physical rehabilitation centres, the Battambang centre's staff and service users.
Traditional dancers and musicians, many of whom were people with disabilities, performed for the guests. The event also featured an exhibition of 30 photos taken by different ICRC staff over the past three decades capturing the centre's activities from its establishment in 1992 until today. Many photos highlighted how people with disabilities have been able to overcome their difficulties with the assistance of the centre
through prosthetic services and different projects to promote social inclusivity such as income-generating programmes, vocational training, and sport.
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