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Overview

There is an intersection between humanitarian crises and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities and their care givers are disproportionately affected by conflict and often face a specific and aggravated set of challenges due to both discrimination and to the barriers that limit their access to essential protection and humanitarian assistance.

Recognizing the exclusion and vulnerabilities that persons with disabilities experience in the Syrian crisis, with particular regard to accessing basic humanitarian services including protection, The Protection Cluster, represented by Lead Agency UNHCR and Humanity & Inclusion established a technical working group in February 2020. The working group supports the implementation of inclusion mechanisms in the response through guidance, tool development, training, data collection and advocacy.