This regional Guidebook explores the different approaches in design, implementation and analysis of disability data collection in the Arab countries, in view of improving the standardization and implementation of the Washington Group Short Set on Functioning and related indicators used to capture data on people with disabilities.
Disability & Special Needs
The study upon which this article is based analyzes the status of Arab women in general, gender relations in the Middle East, and the situation of Arab women with disabilities, based on available disability statistics from a few selected countries and the author's observations during her 13-year living experience in Baghdad, Amman, and Beirut. The status of women varies from one society to another; however, everywhere disability poses additional challenges for women.
This "Thirty Questions Guide" is the first guide that addresses the various stages of work and employment based on the principles of the CRPD and its relevant detailed provisions.
About the Zero Project: For a World without Barriers The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It has been run in partnership with the World Future Council (WFC) since 2011 and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2013. The mission of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles and Articles of the UN CRPD.
This report will provide a description of the assessment conducted by IMC’s Mental Health and Psychosocial team in the region of Wadi Khaled following the displacement of Syrians into the northern villages between the Lebanese-Syrian borders as a result of the internal conflicts taking place in Syria.
UNHCR, coordinating the operations in the North along side with the HRC (High Relief Commission) and DRC as its main implementing partner, requested from DRC to conduct a first rapid assessment in the Bekaa with the following objectives: a) To identify existing areas of displacement in the Bekaa, where displaced Syrians might have fled since the beginning of the crisis, b) To assess the capacities of these areas (or others) to host additional displaced Syrians, in the hypothesis of a larger influx.
This report will summarize the findings of the: (1) Training Needs Questionnaire, (2) The Pre Post- Test, and (3) the Training Evaluation.
28 refugee households were surveyed, which represented a total of 501 refugees, 48% male and 52% female, which is approximately 11% of the Syrian refugee population in North Bekaa. There were approximately 2.8 families per household, with an average of 16.75 people per HH, with a range of 51 (max) and 5 (min).
The overall objective of the assessment was to identify emergency WASH needs and gaps of most vulnerable Syrian refugees and host families in five geographical areas, 4 collective centres and Bab al-Tebbaneh, Tripoli in North Lebanon. The specific objectives of the assessment were to measure the (i) quality of water, (ii) quantity and access to water, (iii) sanitation needs, and (iv) need for hygiene promotion.