Specialised support for children with disabilities in refugee camps, Northern Iraq

Context: Conflict, refugee camp Objectives:  Providing specialised support for children with disabilities who are otherwise unable to access services   Why this project? The partner NGO noticed that no one in the refugee camp was providing services for children with disabilities, meaning that they were missing out on opportunities to play and learn with other children … More Specialised support for children with disabilities in refugee camps, Northern Iraq

Support for children with disabilities

Children with difficulties walking, seeing, hearing, communicating and/or remembering are particularly vulnerable to being abandoned, neglected and exploited during emergencies, and are rarely considered in humanitarian assessments and responses. Whereas children are commonly excluded from participating in decisions and forums  that have an impact on their lives, children with disabilities face an added degree of exclusion because they are often invisible and forgotten. In addition, communication and physical barriers often prevent organisation staff or volunteers from effectively interacting with  … More Support for children with disabilities