A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings
By Sara Costa, Executive Director, Women’s Refugee Commission
Posted: 07/10/2014 10:10 am EDT From the HuffPost’s Blog Site
Last year in Lebanon, my colleague Emma met 16-year-old Zeinah*. Zeinah, who had recently arrived as a refugee from Syria, had been shot in the back while shielding her 3-month-old baby as they were fleeing the city of Homs, leaving her unable to walk and wheelchair dependent.
Of the world’s 51.2 million people displaced by conflict and persecution, an astonishing 7.7 million are persons with disabilities. While many of their disabilities are click here to read more