disability inclusion annual report 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ensuring that Palestine refugees with disabilities are protected and can access services is an essential part of UNRWA’s mandate. The UN General Assembly “has repeatedly encouraged the Agency to work towards addressing the needs, rights and protection of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)”. With this in mind, and in view of the challenges and vulnerabilities faced by persons with disabilities, in 2018 UNRWA took further actions to ensure that its programming and services are disability inclusive and in line with the CRPD.

A refugee works with his disability. ©2018 UNRWA