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Published: 2015

Sharing and Learning on the Inclusion of Ageing and Disability in the Syrian Crisis

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An estimated 22 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon have impairments. Older persons constitute five percent of the Syrian community in host countries. In May 2014, UNHCR, Handicap International, HelpAge International and the Women’s Refugee Commission convened and facilitated a one-day meeting in Amman, Jordan to:

  • Share examples of disability and aging inclusion from different countries involved in the Syrian crisis response;
  • Discuss ongoing barriers and challenges; and
  • Explore strategies to optimise capacity development, sharing and learning across the sector as the crisis continues to evolve.

This three page document summarises the findings from this meeting with stakeholders, as well as the recommendations for future capacity development.

The document is also available in Arabic https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/disabilities/resources/document/download/1041

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