World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF) has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration as a Gift of the United States Government. The Cooperative Agreement will enable WRF to implement a one year Project titled “Filling Assistance Gaps in Basic Rehabilitation Services for Syrian Refugees with Disabilities and their Peers in Host Communities in Lebanon.”
The Project enables WRF to address protection needs of persons with disabilities (PWD’s) among Syrian refugees and their peers in Lebanese host communities by filling gaps in basic rehabilitation services. In doing so, the Project is providing assistance to around 1,778 direct beneficiaries and 850 indirect beneficiaries through partnering with 6 Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) implementing the following objectives:
- Objective 1: To provide needy persons with disabilities with prosthetic and orthotic devices, visual aids, hearing aids; and related services.
- Objective 2: To support native civil society organizations by building their capacities to expand their services, and support WRF in providing Community Based Rehabilitation services within their catchment areas.
- Objective 3: To increase understanding of the protection rights and needs of persons with disabilities among key stakeholders and the general public.
In doing so, the Project is decreasing the vulnerability of the beneficiaries, improving their wellbeing, mitigating their social burden, expanding their potential and inclusion, and upgrading their resilience.
In addition, the project is expanding the protection, and improve the lives of their caregivers, dependents, and families. It will alleviate social tension; and strengthen social cohesion that is threatened by overcrowding, poverty, decreasing humanitarian assistance, and increasing scarcity of personal, family, and community resources.
PRM-WRF Project Achievements at July 31, 2018
9 Regional CBR advocacy meeting were conducted as at April 30
310 persons benefited from 8 community awareness and advocacy sessions on Disability and CBR