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

Yup. - Jun 2019


Yes it would be extremely difficult to get around. Lots of the multi-storied buildings do not have elevators, though most expat apartment buildings do. - Jul 2018


It would be nearly impossible for someone with physical disabilities to live and work in this city. - Apr 2017


Yes. - Jun 2016


Yes. - May 2016


Yes. No sidewalks, bad roads, elevators that break down frequently. - Jun 2015


yes - Mar 2015


Oh, yes. There are no accomodations for those with disabilities. - Aug 2014


Yes. Think dirt or stone roads without sidewalks, crumbling staircases, etc. The only culturally acceptable occupation for those with disabilities is begging. Maybe they could use a good positive role model. - Jul 2014


Lots! There are no requirements for buildings to be accessible (with ramps or elevators) to someone with limited mobility. Sidewalks are inconsistent and bumpy and often full of construction materials, beggars, or mud. Curbs are high to prevent people from driving on them, and don't have ramps to get on/off. That said, the U.S. Embassy and affiliated entities (commissary, club, school, residences) are all accessible. - Aug 2013


Getting around in general could be difficult. The roads are uneven. Sidewalks are rare. It rains constantly for 3-4 months of the year. - Apr 2013


Much difficulty. No good sidewalks (very tall steps) and no accommodations for disabilities. There are some elevators, but most of them do not work. - Aug 2011


It would be impossible to live here if you weren't independently mobile. - Feb 2011


There aren't really a lot of sidewalks outside the diplomatic enclave. - Jan 2011


Even people without physical disabilities have tremendous difficulties getting around the city because of the volume of humanity and cars. - Jan 2011


Lots of difficulties. - Oct 2010


This would be an extremely difficult post for anyone with major dissabilities. - Apr 2010


Well, no one with any money here (local or foreign) walks on the street, so the spotty sidewalks and open sewers probably don't matter. Buildings are generally not accessible, however, but at least full-time help is very cheap. - Oct 2009


many. There are no accommodations made with the exception of an elevator and ramp at the embassy. - Aug 2009


Many. There are no public accommodations for people with disabilities. - Mar 2009


Lots of difficulties. - Nov 2008


I think it would be difficult. - Oct 2008


Nothing is wheelchair accessible here. - Mar 2008


Many. This is not an accessibility-friendly city. - Feb 2008


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