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LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: Did the response to COVID-19 accommodate the needs of persons with disability? Perspective from the Arab World

In response to COVID-19, social development dialogues re-energized advocacy efforts to advance disability inclusion in development on the global, regional, and national levels,  as well as humanitarian settings.

The global pandemic is exposing pre-existing inequalities. During normal times, persons with disabilities face more discrimination, violence, and barriers to access information, education, and services while they should be able to equally access all services.

This Paper highlights the additional barriers that persons with disabilities face during such difficult times.