International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

The Covid-19 global pandemic  highlighted the deep inequalities that exist in our world.  Over the past year, we have collectively witnessed the world’s most vulnerable populations fall through social safety nets and face increasingly insurmountable barriers to basic services. Persons with disabilities have been amongst the most negatively impacted, with new barriers added to pre-existing ones, compounding their lack of access to services, increasing their invisibility, and further deepening their exclusion from society. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities we commit to engaging men, women, girls and boys with disabilities in our field activities and services.  Watch Yousef’s story , a Palestine refugee from Jordan, to see how UNRWA works with Palestine families and communities to ensure meaning empowerment and participation of persons with disabilities.

#IDPD #EveryoneIncluded


"We cannot move toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world without the leadership and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities.". .... more

UNRWA Statement on Occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities



Heba styles one of her customers in her home-based salon in the Qabr Essit Palestine refugee camp in Syria following the successful training course as a hairdresser and beautician offered by UNRWA. © 2021 UNRWA Photo
“Be ambitious and strong, focus on your abilities and do not be weak. Face all problem with optimism and positivity!” At just 19 years old, Heba Muhammed Ali...
Engaging persons with disabilities in our field activities and services is an integral part of UNRWA programming. We are proud of the consistent progress made...