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Advocates Work To Improve Access To Relief, Protection, Support For People With Disabilities In Conflict Zones

The Guardian: Disability in conflict zones: ‘I told my wife to take the children and run’
“…Last year, Human Rights Watch documented 96 disabled people who had been left alone in deserted villages in the wake of attacks in CAR — for days, weeks, and sometimes months — with little water or food. Eleven had been killed. … The adoption at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) of what Ban Ki-moon called a groundbreaking charter on disability in humanitarian response has offered some hope of progress. One of its commitments is to lift the barriers to accessing relief, protection, and recovery support…” (Young, 6/27).

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