As human tragedy unfolds in #Ukraine & nations open their borders to those fleeing...

It is IMPERATIVE as a global community we recognise the disproportionate impact of war on #DisabledPeople.

Many will be unable to flee.

The #UNCRPD is clear 👇 White document with black text.  Report of the Special Rappo
The above exploration by @SR_Disability of the importance of the #UNCRPD in protecting #DisabledPeople in peace AND during war is also available in easy read: The rights of people with disabilities . White image backgro
Russia 🇷🇺 was a signatory to the #UNCRPD in 2008. They later ratified it in 2012.

Art.11 #UNCRPD:

Reinforces & specifies their obligation under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection & safety of disabled people in situations of risk, *INCLUDING ARMED CONFLICT*
Many individuals & orgs are doing their best to stay connected with the Disabled community on the ground in #Ukraine 🇺🇦

Notable open letter from @catherinenaugh & team @MyEDF 👌:

Also, regular updates from @InclusionEurope 👏:
A brief sense of numbers* #DisabledPeople now on the front line in #Ukraine.

As a global community, we MUST keep them at the forefront of planning & actions in this space.

(*Likely conservative estimates) Disability in Ukraine   There are 2.7 million persons with d

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