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Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement

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Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement

Date of publication: 
01 Jan 2011

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Publisher: 
UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Handicap International
Publication type: 
Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Refugees with disabilities have specific needs and face particular forms of discrimination. As highlighted in the Executive Committee Conclusion No. 110 (LXI)–2010, it is important for UNHCR to ensure that the rights of persons with disabilities who are of concern to the Office are met without discrimination. This places an onus on offices to develop a thorough understanding of the circumstances of persons with disabilities under their care. This note provides staff with guidance on a range of issues to consider in meeting these responsibilities Alliance Materials

Emergency Type: 
Displacement
Refugee
Resettlement
Return
Audience: 
CP Practitioners
Humanitarian Field workers
Other Humanitarian Actors

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