Kuwait launched a national campaign to support persons with disabilities who face various difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The campaign “Their life is valuable,” was held by dozens of government institutions and public-benefit associations of Kuwait.
“The suspension of treatment in hospitals during COVID-19 spread has psychological health impacts on persons with disabilities.” said Khansa Al-Husseini, director of planning and research at the Public Authority for the Disabled.
“This increased the severity of their disability and encouraged us to think about launching this campaign,” he said.
“Months of quarantine harmed her child’s psychological condition. He started panicking, screaming, and suffering from severe insomnia due to lack of activity.” said Aisha Al-Kandari, a mother of a 13-year-old child with severe intellectual disability.
This campaign was a lifesaver for Aisha, who has failed to change her child’s behavior. She hoped that things would return to normal with the psychological support sessions.
“The campaign will last for 12 months and subject to renewal. It aims to take care of people with disabilities, especially in such circumstances that the world is experiencing due to COVID-19,” said Abdullah Al-Awadi, director of the Voluntary Work Department at the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO).