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Central African Republic: People with Disabilities at High Risk

4 Years of Conflict, More Support, Protection Needed

Wednesday 21 June 2017

(Nairobi, June 21, 2017) –People with disabilities in the Central African Republic have faced violent attacks, forced displacement, and ongoing neglect in the humanitarian response, Human Rights Watch said today. A peace accord signed on June 19, 2017, offers a chance to help this abused and marginalized group.

New Human Rights Watch research in the country shows that people with a range of disabilities are often unable to flee violence, are especially vulnerable to attack while trying to flee, and face unsafe and unhealthy conditions in displacement camps.

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