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Somaliland: Needs of disabled children ignored

Posted 19/6-10 at 20.25

During a ceremony on June 16th, marking the Day of the African Child, Ali Jama Hassan, of the Disability Action Network (DAN), the largest NGO working with disabled children, claimed that the needs of disabled children in the country were being completely ignored.

"The basic services they need for social and economic inclusion are not yet available...An immediate action is required to mainstream development programmes aimed at them," Hassan said.

He went on to add that, "The physical environment [access to buildings such as schools and hospitals], attitudes of people and lack of public awareness and sensitization are the real barriers to the development of these children and not their impairments."

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