Sport: Teilnehmer der Paralympics sind auch Landminenüberlebende
Aus Afghanistan, Bosnien-Herzegowina, Demokratische Republik Kongo und Türkei stammen vier Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Paralympics 2012, die einen Landminenunfall überlebten. Einer gewann Gold. (in Englisch)
Meet the landmine survivors who competed at the London Paralympics
Several landmine survivors took part in the inspirational London Paralympic Games in the last two weeks, proving alongside hundreds of fellow competitors that what the rest of the world might think is impossible is actually quite the opposite.
All the survivors who took part were from heavily mine-infested countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Turkey, where millions of people still live with the daily threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
“Those fellow survivors at the Paralympic Games in London are the true heroes of our times,” said Firoz Alizada, Campaign Manager at the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and a landmine survivor himself.
“I know how hard they must have worked to overcome barriers on their long journey to London. I wish to see all landmine survivors across the world empowered and enjoying full human rights, such as being able to do sports like others. I also hope their nations are proud of them today and will do more to ensure all survivors and people with disabilities live in dignity,” he added.
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