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Understanding the types of disabilities and access to services for children living in Syria.
RESEARCH REPORT JUNE 2018
The challenges are ongoing and the extended conflict is making it increasingly difficult for Syrians to survive and deal with everyday life.
Mr Tim Farron MP Refugee spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats
“Syria’s bloody civil war has destroyed and damaged so many lives. This research is an important reminder of the plight facing children with disabilities, who must not be forgotten in the aid and refugee efforts from the international community.”
The Rt Hon. the Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE CH
“This report is an excellent step towards equality and inclusion for disabled children in humanitarian crises such as Syria. It demonstrates careful research and data collection that are vitally important for international aid programmes but often lacking for marginalised groups, and makes comprehensive recommendations that would make a real difference to childrens’ lives.”
Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the APPG on disability
“The humanitarian needs of the Syrian people are as grave now as they have ever been, and Britain is rightly at the forefront of the global humanitarian response. However, the International aid community must recognise that children with disabilities are some of the most neglected of all displaced people today. This report goes some way to highlighting this increasingly important issue.”
Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Friends of Syria.
“To live in fear and want in a war zone is a hideous situation – but to be a child, and to be a child with disabilities, amplifies the challenge and the horror. Children with disabilities living in Syria must be a first thought in humanitarian provision. – not an afterthought. Inclusion is an upfront decision. Syria Relief exemplifies this mantra.”
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Featherstone
“This report is a valuable study into the war’s impact and how we can help those who have been worst affected. All of us in the UK must stand ready to work with partners in Syria and
the rest of the international community to help build a positive future for these children.”
Rt Hon Stephen Gethins MP