• Reports on Disability

    Reports on Disabilities

    Disabilities

    Resources for addressing the needs and maximizing the potential of refugees and displaced persons who have disabilities. This includes the first major report on the subject, as well as field tools and practical guidance for field staff.

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    Disability Inclusion in the Syrian Refugee Response in Lebanon

    This report presents the key findings and recommendations from a four-week field assessment conducted in Spring 2013. Key findings are shared about the situation of Syrian refugees with disabilities, and recommendations are provided to UNHCR and partners.
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    Gender-Based Violence and Disability in Displacement Settings (Presentation)

    This presentation describes findings from the Women's Refugee Commission's work with persons with disabilities relating to gender-based violence. It is based on a 2011 – 2014 partnership between the Women's Refugee Commission and UNHCR, concerning the implementation of guidance on working with persons with disabilities in forced displacement. 
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    Disabilities Among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations

    This foundational report is one of the first thorough examinations of the challenges that face refugees with disabilities, and the unique capacities that they have to overcome these challenges.  Based on field research in five refugee situations, as well as global desk research, the report maps existing services for displaced persons with disabilities, identifies gaps and good practices and makes recommendations on how to improve services, protection and participation for displaced persons with disabilities. It also includes a Resource Kit geared toward UN and nongovernmental organization (NGO) field staff working with displaced persons with disabilities.
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    Resource Kit: Disabilities Among Refugees & Conflict-Affected Populations

    A companion piece to the report "Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations," this resource kit provides practical guidance for UNHCR and humanitarian agency field staff. Major recommendations include making refugee camps accessible to people with disabilities and ensuring that they have full and equal access to the mainstream services that other refugees receive.
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    Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit

    Child- and Youth-Led Participatory Assessment

    Children and youth with and without disabilities take a leading role in these participatory activities, assessing the GBV-related needs of girls, boys, young women and young men with disabilities in their community. The youth identify community-led strategies to prevent or reduce the risk of violence and design protection and empowerment activities. The result is accurate and actionable information, effective programs, and protective peer networks.

    These participatory assessment tools are part of the larger Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit

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    Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit

    Capacity Development Tools

    These tools help humanitarian staff learn to include children and youth with disabilities in their daily programming. They increase knowledge and encourage staff to reflect on how attitudes toward disability--both others' attitudes and their own--influence their work.

    Many organizations are integrating children and youth with disabilities inclusion. These tools support staff to reflect on progress, highlight successes, and explore solutions.

    These capacity development tools are part of the larger Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit.

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