Syria: War in a Wheelchair

Chavia Ali has been very vocal in speaking up for better opportunities for disabled people in Syria. But since the civil war began, life for disabled people has become even more difficult. Chavia told Pooneh Ghoddoosi why she had to leave her native town of Aleppo, as violence escalated across the country.

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(Image: Syrian disability campaigner Chavia Ali prepares for her interview with Outlook)

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