People with Disabilities
The World Health Organisation estimates that around 15 per cent of the world’s population has a disability. Several million are thought to be displaced but often remain invisible within uprooted communities.
People with disabilities are not a homogenous group – they have different capacities and needs, and contribute in different ways to their communities. In times of crisis, they may be vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and violence, and face numerous barriers to accessing humanitarian assistance.
At UNHCR, we work to ensure people living with disabilities have access to vital services and have the opportunity to apply their skills and capacities to benefit themselves, their families and communities.
We work around the clock to identify the issues they face and develop long-term solutions.
People with Disabilities - Reports and Documents
- Conclusion on civil registration 17 Oct 2013
- Unmet needs and diminished opportunities: disability, displacement and humanitarian healthcare. Mansha Mirza 10 Jun 2011
- Vulnerable or invisible? Asylum seekers with disabilities in Europe. Clara Straimer 10 Nov 2010