Help for Refugees

by Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
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Project Report | Jun 29, 2023
People with disabilities are often overlooked

By Theresa Aengenheyster | Project Leader

On the occasion of International Refugee Day on
June 20th, the alliance organization of Aktion
Deutschland Hilft Handicap International (HI)
emphasizes that the aid for refugees and displaced
persons with disabilities in many refugee camps
is insufficient.
Vulnerable groups need targeted support Many have health problems and have to deal with the
aftermath of bombing raids or accidents, as well as
traumatic experiences when fleeing.
People with disabilities, pregnant women or the elderly
need specific support. However, it is often
particularly difficult for them to get food, relief
supplies and medical aid.
This is how Handicap International helps refugees with disabilities "Refugees and internally displaced persons with
disabilities are often overlooked. They often live
in precarious circumstances," Managing
Director of Handicap International Germany emphasizes. "We ensure barrier-free access to vital services,
provide wheelchairs or prostheses that have often been
lost when fleeing, and support traumatized victims with
psychological help." In 2022 alone, HI helped around 380,000 refugees and
360,000 internally displaced persons in a total of 35
countries, including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia,
Pakistan, South Sudan and Thailand, with comprehensive
rehabilitation measures and projects for inclusive education
and training as well as with the expansion of barrier-free
access to relief measures.

Many refugee camps have become permanent According to the UN, more than 100 million people worldwide
had to flee from war, violence and persecution in 2022 alone.
The climate catastrophe, rising living costs, an impending
global economic recession and protracted conflicts are the
main reasons for this increase in refugees and displaced
persons. An increasing number of internally displaced
persons are also among the refugees. Many refugee camps have existed for decades and still have
to take in more people - in many cases they have become
permanent. The camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, for example,
have existed since 1997 and are now home to 1 million people,
most of whom are Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. There are seven camps in Gambella, Ethiopia, housing over
500,000 people as of 2017. The Kakuma camp in Kenya has
existed since 1992 and is home to 800,000 people.
Nobody flees voluntarily. And everyone has the right to
protection and security. Our strong alliance of more than
20 aid organizations helps worldwide.
Thank you for your donation!


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Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.

Location: Bonn - Germany
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Theresa Aengenheyster
Bonn , NRW Germany

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