According to 2019 UNHCR statistics 79.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide because of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. Syrians continued to be the largest forcibly displaced population in the world.
In Jordan alone, over 660,000 Syrian refugees are trapped in exile. Approximately 80% of them live outside camps, while more than 140,000 have found sanctuary at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps. More than 60% of Syrian refugee households include a person with disability, and 1/5 of refugees in Jordan have a disability.
Refugees with disabilities face discrimination negative stereotypes and lack of awareness and education results in persons with a disability not being able to access activities.
The Dream Building with Refugees project aims to address this by providing access to para sport for refugees living in Jordanian Refugee Camps - Za’atari and Azraq.
Start date: 01-10-2019
Target 10.2: By 2030 empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status