UN Security Council Holds Houthis Responsible for Not Reaching Truce Agreement in Yemen    Saudi-Algerian Parliamentary Friendship Committee Meets Counterpart in Algerian People's National Assembly    Saudi, Bahraini Interior Ministers Chair 2nd Meeting of Security and Military Coordination Committee    Linking insurance to domestic labor contract will protect rights of both parties MHRSD is close to announce implementation of landmark decision    Commerce Ministry in Riyadh monitors prices levels    Saudi move to establish regional CO2 capture center    Soaring inflation and a collapsing currency affecting Turkey's economy    All routes of Makkah Buses project completed    Uganda's president sorry for son Kainerugaba's threat to invade Kenya    Three scientists win Nobel for chemistry 'Lego'    A simple AI eye test could accurately predict a future fatal heart attack    Ministry of Education Honors Teachers and Conducts a Number of Activities to Celebrate World Teachers' Day under Theme: "Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers"    Chilean President Meets with US Secretary of State    KSrelief Distributes 1,187 Cartons of Dates to Syrian and Palestinian Refugees and Needy Families in Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon    ITU Honors Representative of Saudi Arabia in Appreciation of his Contributions to Radio Regulations Board    KSrelief Distributes 8 Tons of Food Baskets in Sudan    OPEC+ cuts oil production by 2m bpd, extends cooperation until December 2023    Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf appointed as prime minister of Kuwait    S&P impressed by KSA's non-oil private sector's growth    Bahrain Stock Exchange Indices Close Trading Higher    First LIV Golf to Kick off in Jeddah Next Week    SAMI-AEC to Showcase Latest Products and Solutions During Its Participation at GITEX GLOBAL 2022    Indonesians top among 1.2 million pilgrims performed Umrah during current season    Schoolgirls heckle Iran paramilitary speaker    TGA Approves New Identity for Vehicles Used in Activity of Car Transport and Vehicle Towing to Develop Services, Enhance Safety Requirements    Hans Niemann 'likely cheated' in more than 100 games, investigation finds    Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of abuse on private plane    Hong Kong Shares Soar 6%, Leading Asian Market Gains    Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam's epic drama fires up India box office    Saudi National Music Band to perform in Paris Friday    Chairman of Board of Directors of Saudi Esports Federation Highlights the National Gaming and Esports Strategy    Fans 'died in the arms' of players in Indonesia stadium crush    Fans of Sydney United 58 condemned for Nazi salutes during Australia Cup final    Al-Manea: Selling gold in installments is not permissible    174 dead in Indonesian football stadium crush    Movies return to Kashmir with Hrithik Roshan-starrer    Islamic Minister Al-Sheikh: Juristic judgment catalyst to salvage Islamic Ummah    Culinary Arts Commission Registers 13 Foods on Slow Food List of Endangered Food    72% of Children Globally have been Victims of Cyber Threats    Saudi National Football Team Continues Preparations for Friendly Match against Ecuador    Saudi Futsal Team Beats San Marino, Wins Silver in Croatian International Championship    During 2nd Global AI Summit.. AI-powered Early Breast Cancer Detection Program Launched    Triple talaq: India Muslim women in limbo after instant divorce ruling    Film Commission Reviews Film Industry Prospects in Saudi Arabia at Venice International Film Festival    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 12 - 08 - 2022

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine is having "a disproportionate impact" on persons with disabilities, especially children in institutions there, four UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Thursday.
"The terrible tragedy of war highlights historic policy choices made in the past that badly affect children with disabilities," the Special Rapporteurs said.
The independent experts flagged that "Ukraine faces the daunting task of reinventing many of its social and economic systems when this war is finally brought to an end".
The experts raised the alarm over inadequate services for children with disabilities and the impact that the armed conflict is having on key services, both within Ukraine as well as the immediate region.
Highlighting that thousands of children with disabilities have been sent back to their places of origin without first determining whether the environments are safe, they warned that this practice may endanger the youth, including by instances of abuse and trafficking.
Moreover, mass returns have left many children untreated for physical and mental health conditions.
"We fully understand the exigencies of war and the immediacy of the hard choices to be made. But this is not a situation that can be allowed indefinitely," they upheld.
Citing their displacement from one facility to another, the experts observed that the children who had remained in institutions are experiencing a decline in their health and well-being.
And adding to the already known problems of neglect, abuse, physical restrictions, and access to basic services – including education and healthcare – a lack of information on their whereabouts is preventing families from restoring contact.
"Cross institutionalization cannot be a strategy for the future," warned the Special Rapporteurs.
Another concern raised by the experts is that Ukraine seems to require third countries receiving children with disabilities to place them in facilities – even States that have successfully moved away from institutionalization for their own citizens.
"Third countries have a heavy responsibility to assist Ukraine imagine a better future for its citizens with disabilities which include its children," they said.
The UN experts expressed hope that when reconstruction and future development for Ukraine is being funded, investments will be made to build community support that will enable children with disabilities to flourish with their families and in family-like situations as opposed to institutions.
"It is our earnest hope that Ukraine will commit itself to a better future for persons with disabilities, especially children," the experts said.
"For our part, we stand ready to provide our advice, solidarity and support to Ukraine on this matter".
In closing the experts strongly reiterated their "many previous calls" on Russia to "immediately end its aggression against Ukraine" and pledged to assist Ukraine "build a better future for its citizens with disabilities".
Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not paid for their work. — UN News

Clic here to read the story from its source.