Disability in Syria

Report on the types of physical and mental disability that are most prevalent in different regions among men, women, boys and girls


Question for this helpdesk report

  • Carry out a quick needs assessment and mapping of the extent and types of disability issues (physical and mental) that are most prevalent in different regions across Syria among men, women, boys and girls.

  • What are donors and the United Nations (UN) doing with regards to disability in Syria?

This rapid review provides a brief overview of the main issues, and a summary of evidence. The review has 5 sections:

  1. Background information to disability and the Syria crisis.

  2. Disability prevalence in Syria.

  3. What the major donors are doing to address disability in Syria.

  4. Contribution of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

  5. What the non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs), and disabled persons organisations (DPOs) are doing to address disability in Syria, 30p


Thompson, S. (2017). Disability in Syria. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Disability in Syria

Published 8 March 2017