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Lebanese PwDs are still Marginalized and Excluded

Imadeddine Raef & Jana El-Husseini

F.H. a 42-year-old physically disabled man from Aramoun uses the taxicab to cross the street. “I can’t use the sidewalk, because it’s inaccessible. I am facing a double barrier; both built environment and public transport are still inaccessible for persons with disabilities”. He said.

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Persons with Disabilities between Statistics and Classifications

Imadeddine Raef & Jana El-Husseini

B.M., a physically disabled young man says: “I studied engineering, but I didn’t get a job”. As he submitted a complaint to the Disability Monitor[1] stating that the Ministry of Social Affairs has refused to grant him the Disability card. “They refused my application, arguing that my thumb is not amputated, despite the fact that my fingers are amputated!”, He added.

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