Persons with disabilities

Conflict and natural disasters have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities, who are often among the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in society. Such emergencies can also produce new disabilities through injury, illness or the collapse of services. Making matters worse is the poor track record of the humanitarian system's response. As a result, people with disabilities often experience difficulty in accessing the services themselves, either because of their own lack of physical or financial access or because of the lack of appropriate services and properly trained staff themselves.
Three men with landmine injuries practice walking on their prosthetic legs
Photo: ICRC/F. Wahidy

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