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Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Physical disabilities are really not allowed on the compound due to periodic duck and covers and the needs to be able to run in bulletproof gear. For any injuries that prohibit people from temporarily running (sprains, breaks, etc) staff are med evac'd, usually for several months even if it's relatively minor. - Jun 18, 2014
Ask yourself if you can run if a mortar hits. If the answer is not a confident "yes," don't come. - Jul 12, 2013
Don't come! The design of the embassy compound requires someone to be able to navigate stairs. There is also the altitude and the frequency of donning PPE that would make it difficult for someone with any physical disability to manage. - Mar 30, 2013
I can't imagine it outside the embassy compound and can't really imagine someone with a disability living on the compound. - Dec 27, 2010
All. No sidewalks, frequent terrorist attacks, etc. - Aug 2, 2010
A person with slight physical disabilities could do ok if living on the embassy compound. Living in either the city proper or out at a field post is impossible. If you can't run from an attack, don't come. You'll be endangering not only your own life, but the lives of the soldiers who will have to try to save your behind. - Jul 10, 2010
Yes - folks with disabilities should not come here, there are no resources. If you can't run from the attack, you don't want to come.. - Sep 7, 2009
A lot. - Mar 19, 2008