Archivio tag: veterans

Help for Iran’s many disabled people

The World Health Organisation says that one in every ten people in Iran is disabled. Many of them are still suffering injuries from the Iran-Iraq war over twenty years ago. The drive to look after war veterans is helping to push the government into making life easier for all those living with disabilities, and it is beginning to make a difference. Al Jazeera’s Alireza Ronaghi reports.

Philippine soldiers’ long wait for compensation

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, thousands of Philippine war veterans are to be compensated receiving a one-off payment up to $15,000 for their services in helping the United States defend its former colony.

But some ageing soldiers are saying it is too little, too late.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.