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Disability Inclusion in Refugee and IDP Camps
Organiser(s): Maria Harb, Morgan Jennings, Meiron Avidan, Chloe Fung, Maja Shannon

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In the context of displacement, persons with disabilities are frequently under-identified and face potential exclusion from service provisions. Due to access challenges and cultural stigmas, they are at risk of being invisibilised. Thus academics and practitioners are questioning how displaced persons with disabilities can be better protected and included within camp settings. This panel contributes to the emerging research that explores protection measures to address core barriers facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees with disabilities.

This panel stems from our research on disability inclusion for IDPs as part of a collaboration between LSE and IOM. In particular, we examined the registration process for food distribution. However, disability inclusion cannot be st ..

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