COVID-19: Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Angela Frings April 17, 2020 226 keer bekeken 0 comments

Children and adults with disabilities are at heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19 and are disproportionately affected by social and economic impacts. UNICEF is actively working to ensure that all aspects of response to the current pandemic are inclusive of persons with disabilities.

All information about COVID-19, prevention measures and response services must be provided in accessible formats. It is vital that water, sanitation and hygiene services and facilities are accessible; and that persons with disabilities face no discrimination in access to health care. Further, social protection systems must be responsive to the socio economic vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities and their households; and, in the context of school closures, we need to ensure that remote/distance learning platforms are inclusive and accessible.

To support the above measures, UNICEF has produced two guidance notes, both of which are available here, and is continuously working with partners to support inclusive programming.

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