Medical treatment

80 Afghan children will receive medical treatment in Germany

The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), in cooperation with the German Peace Village, plans to take at least 80 children to Germany for medical treatment in the next two weeks.

Children suffer from various types of ailments.

The families of children affected by the diseases have appreciated the support of ARCS.

Abubakar, 7, was brought to Kabul from Balkh province. He is registered by ARCS for medical treatment in Germany.

Abubakar’s father was a member of the former security forces and lost his life in combat.

“I am sick. I come here to the doctors for treatment,” Abubakar said.

Sabir Rahman brought her two children to Kabul from Jalalabad. Sabir said he worked as a laborer and was unable to pay for his children’s treatment.

“They were sick. I took them to the doctor, but I couldn’t afford the medicine. I bought the drug very rarely. If I had money to treat them, they would be better now,” he said.

Hundreds of other children are waiting to be taken away for medical treatment.

“I fell off a roof. My foot is broken. I wanted to play with my friend but I am disabled,” said 7-year-old Yasir, who came here for treatment.

A group of doctors from Peace Village Germany came to Kabul to help with the process of evacuating these children to Germany.

“We can now take 80 children to Germany for treatment. It’s not that much… We see that we can take more than 80 children but it’s a problem when we don’t have the budget for free and for that now only 80 children can come to Germany”, said a German doctor. .

ARCS said that every six months, German doctors come to Kabul to examine the children’s health.

“Based on our method, every six months doctors travel to Afghanistan, then they select the children, and then the children are under treatment for a period of six months in Germany. And again, doctors come here to select new children with diseases,” said ARCS spokesperson Noor Agha Sahibzada.

Peace Village Germany has been working together with ACRS for more than 30 years in Afghanistan to facilitate the treatment of children suffering from different types of illnesses.

According to statistics, about 4,500 children were treated by the peace village in Germany.