About the Campaign
In Lebanon today, 1 in 7 people is already living with one form of disability. Persons with disability have been among the hardest hit by Lebanon’s manifold crises—a dwindling economy and a persistent outbreak of COVID-19, exacerbated by the recent huge explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut and the whole country.
We have an opportunity now to support them and to ensure that post-explosion reconstruction sets an example for removing barriers to accessibility.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are launching a new initiative to support persons with disabilities and reduce their exposure to increasing vulnerabilities due to current crises.
The new Building an Inclusive and Accessible Lebanon Initiative will cater for the most pressing need for assistive devices required to maintain the health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.
UNDP has pledged US$ 1.5 million to establish a unit at the Karantina Hospital that will be a comprehensive point of service for persons with disabilities.
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Interested in joining our pursuit of building an inclusive & accessible Lebanon for all?
This platform offers you several course of actions:
1. Volunteer your time and expertise
If you are an architect, engineer or a construction worker or company and you wish to volunteer to support efforts to ensure that rebuilding devasted areas of Beirut improves accessibility for all, please fill in the Form
You can donate in Lebanese Pound through Arcenciel's website by clicking on donate in LBP and choosing UNDP Project/ Services for persons with disabilities
If you wish to donate US$ 10,000 or above, via bank transfer or other means, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org