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Refugees with Disabilities | Fact Sheet


The global population of people who have been forcibly displaced reached a record 66 million in 2016. Among them, as many as 13.2 million people displaced have disabilities. Within this context, women, children, and youth with disabilities are often excluded from programs and activities that would protect them and help them develop their skills, including services addressing gender-based violence, programs for adolescents and youth, and information and education about sexual and reproductive health and services.

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)’s Disability Program seeks to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth with disabilities who are displaced by crisis and conflict.