A Paralysed Afghan toddler is stuck by bureaucratic red tape after being injured during chaos withdrawal, even though civil servants promise to assist him

  • The paralysed toddler was still in pain after another week despite the promises of help
  • Navid (two) was seriously injured during the chaotic withdrawal of Afghanistan in August
  • The government previously stated that it was urgently investigating the matter
  • However, it took Navid’s family five days to get in touch with the Foreign Office officials 

A child paralysed in Afghanistan has spent another week in pain despite assurances from British civil servants that they would assist him.

Navid, a two-year-old boy was hurt in August when a suicide bomber attacked Kabul Airport and killed 183 people. 

The Mail last Sunday raised his case and The Government stated that it was urgently investigating the matter.

It took five days for a Foreign Office official to reach his family. He only wanted to request information from the family that was provided many months earlier.

Two-year-old Navid (pictured) was injured in August during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan when a suicide bomber killed 183 people at Kabul airport

Navid (pictured at two years old) sustained injuries in August’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. A suicide bomber had killed 183 people at Kabul Airport.

Navid has been assisted by Great Ormond Street Hospital specialists in London. Foreign Office representatives offered to assist him and reassured that they would do everything possible to get him out of danger. 

Navid and his family are still at high risk of being attacked by the Taliban in Kabul almost four months later.

Dr Zuzanna Olszewska of the University of Oxford who has helped the family, said: ‘The glacial pace of this process is disappointing.’ 

A Government spokesman said: ‘We are urgently looking into this case and will be contacting the family.’

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (pictured) in London have agreed to help Navid, and Foreign Office officials offered reassurances that they would attempt to evacuate him

London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital specialists have offered to assist Navid. Foreign Office officials assured him that they will attempt to evacuate him.