The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan
genocide and is described as the defining refugee crisis of our era. According to the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, Syrian refugees
are about to replace Afghans as the world’s largest refugee population.1
refugee population older, disabled and injured refugees face specific challenges that
contribute to their vulnerability, yet, studies of humanitarian programming show
that these same groups are often neglected in the assessment, data collection,
design and delivery of responses.
Therefore, in October and November 2013, Handicap International and HelpAge
International undertook a research project to highlight the number and needs of
Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon living with impairment,2
– for the purposes of this study these groups are referred to as “people with
specific needs”. Throughout the report specific consideration is given to the position
of older people with specific needs. Due to access and security constraints it was
not possible to collect data in Syria itself, however it is recognised that the needs of
refugees identified in the following report will be reflected within Syria, and that in
this more extreme humanitarian situation the issues outlined below demand further
consideration and response.
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