Ukraine: People with intellectual disabilities mustn’t be abandoned – ETR

As the international community readies to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, I would urge them to include people with disabilities in your planning and interventions.

Ukraine: People with intellectual disabilities mustn’t be abandoned - ETR

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There are tens of thousands of

people with intellectual disabilities

at risk because of the

Russian war on Ukraine.

There are people with intellectual disabilities

struggling to understand what is happening,

and how to protect themselves.

There are thousands of children and adults

in residential “care institutions”;

at risk of being abandoned

or worse during military actions.

What our members in Ukraine say

the priorities are at the moment.

 

Providing supplies to families

of people with disabilities,

including medicine they rely on.

 

Monitoring the situation

in “care institutions” to ensure

people are not abandoned or harmed there.

As the international community

gets ready to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine

I would urge them to include people with

disabilities in your planning and interventions.

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Same goes to the European Union

members states as they activate

the Civil Protection Mechanism.

Local organisations are waiting for support

and read to help deliver it.

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support. 

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