ALERT – New report on the situation of mine/ERW survivors and other people with disabilities in South Sudan | January 23, 2017

Since the escalation of the conflict in South Sudan, in 2013, there has been a vacuum of information on the realities faced by conflict survivors and other people with disabilities. This assessment intents to provide information on their current situation. Specifically, the study provides insights into the causes and demographics of disability, the impact of […]

Since the escalation of the conflict in South Sudan, in 2013, there has been a vacuum of information on the realities faced by conflict survivors and other people with disabilities. This assessment intents to provide information on their current situation.

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In displaced persons’ camp in Juba, Sudan, Handicap International identifies and helps vulnerable people. © Handicap International.

Specifically, the study provides insights into the causes and demographics of disability, the impact of disabilities on personal lives and impact mitigation.

Due to the recent eruptions of conflict, the research team was not able to collect quantitative data and instead relied on qualitative data collected from over 50 men and women. This study shows the reality of persons with disabilities, including survivors, is the same throughout in post conflict areas in terms of impeded access to services.

The most significant impact of disability has been the loss of livelihoods and employment. Without a source of income and unable to support their families, respondents reported that their spouses left them, and that they were viewed as a burden to their families. Without livelihoods, respondents indicated feeling useless, being further unable to live a fulfilling life.

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