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Shaista - Afghanistan

Shaista was 11 years old when, due to fighting, she and her family had to leave their neighborhood in Kabul. When they returned, they found the Mujahadeen had planted landmines in their backyard. Shaista stepped on one and lost her leg. When the yard was demined they found six-seven additional mines. When the Taliban closed the schools, Shaista was forced to look for work. She is now a physiotherapist trainee with ICRC and should receive her certificate in a couple of months.

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