Supporting persons with disabilities

Thursday, January 28, 2016

While all Palestine refugees face immense difficulties due to their protracted displacement, being a Palestine refugee with disabilities compounds these difficulties and resultant vulnerabilities, even more so for a woman or child with disabilities. 

Based on global figures at least 15 per cent of the 5 million refugees registered with UNRWA are estimated to have a disability.

The UNRWA Disability Policy, adopted in 2010, underlines our commitment to Palestine refugees with disabilities in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to implement.

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