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ESARO Guidelines for Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in COVID-19Response Programs (May 2020)
According to World Health Organization (2011) about 15% of world population aged 15 and above, has disabilities. This was based on a survey conducted in 59 countries. UNICEF estimates that about 10% of children under 18 years suffers from disabilities. More than 140 countries signed or ratified the UN Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). But still most developing and least developed countries lack systemic interventions for essential wellbeing for persons with disabilities.
This document will cover why it is important to why it’s important to consider children with disability for COVID-19, what are the main things we need to consider; and how practically COs can address these issues.