Addressing disabilities in large-scale movements of refugees and migrants

Joint Statement by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW), and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD

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http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CMW/JointStatementCMW-
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Persons with disabilities comprise a significant minority of migrants and refugees, yet there is little information available on their situation. Without data on their specific requirements, States cannot fulfil their legal duty to ensure effective protection and safety in situations of risk and to provide services that meet their specific requirements. In the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the new international framework on migration, States will benefit from hearing the voices of persons with disabilities in situations of migration. In doing so, they will respond to their rights to ensure that no one is left behind.

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