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

Yes. - Jul 2019

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 2014

Ask yourself if you can run if a mortar hits. If the answer is not a confident "yes," don't come. - Jul 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 2013

I can't imagine it outside the embassy compound and can't really imagine someone with a disability living on the compound. - Dec 2010

All. No sidewalks, frequent terrorist attacks, etc. - Aug 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 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 2009

A lot. - Mar 2008

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