We are pleased to inform that the Arab Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (AFRPD) released its final report on refugees with disabilities in October 2016. The Forum currently serves as the regional representative to Disabled People’s International (DPI), which is one of The Zero Project’s partners.
Based on research conducted in August-September 2016 by members of the AFRPD, the report raises awareness about special challenges the humanitarian aid community faces when it comes to meet the special needs of refugees with disabilities. It draws the reader’s attention to the fact that there are low-cost ways to help displaced persons with disabilities and calls for action.
Finally, the report also raises awareness about DPOs’ work on this issue and the value they can add to the existing humanitarian efforts.