Refugees in double trouble

17 Nov 2015
Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 4th of December 2015: Being a refugee is hard. Being a refugee with a disability is even harder. Globally there are about 8 million displaced persons with disabilities. How do we ensure the rights of refugees with disabilities? What responsibilities do we have in Norway, both at home and nationally? Why do people who need it more have less access humanitarian aid?

Time: 09:00 -13:00 (a light lunch will be served at 13:00)
Venue: Frokostkjelleren, Karl Johans gate 47, 0162
Oslo Save the date and register now, at
Deadline for registration: December 1st, 2015

Org.: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Plan International orway and the Altas Alliance

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in conflicts and crisis. They are often invisible and they are facing a hard time if and when fleeing. They are overlooked in emergency registration systems, and we fail to ensure their access to basic entitlements, such as food, water, sanitary facilities clothing and medicine. They are more exposed to violence and abuse.

Children and youth with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. Often they have no or limited access to education and protection programs. They might have lost their caregivers, they might be unable to recognize and escape from danger and they often have less mobility.
The seminar will look at what happens internationally as well as nationally when refugees arrive in Norway, aiming to increase awareness of the situation for refugees with disabilities, looking for better ways of accommodating their needs.

Politicians as well as national and international aid organizations are invited to take part in panel discussions on the above questions.

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