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Bosnia’s disabled children swim against indifference

December 02
08:48 2016

Amel Kapo teaches Bosnian children with disabilities to swim in Sarajevo's Olympic swimming pool, a rare facility for the disabledBorn without arms, Ismail Zulfic happily paddles across an Olympic-sized pool in Sarajevo: the six-year-old learned to swim thanks to a coach who fights public inaction over Bosnia's disabled. In Bosnia, where nearly 10 percent of the population is disabled, the road ahead is long. Bosnian children with disabilities get almost five times less state aid than maimed war veterans, while disabled access to schools, sports halls and other institutions remains hugely limited.


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