UNICEF calls for inclusion of children with disabilities in development

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In crisis situations, social support for people with disabilities is particularly critical. Amid decades of upheaval in Somalia, they are especially at risk. A feeding centre for displaced people with disabilities in Mogadishu (©UNICEF/Jan Grarup)

Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to UNICEF's annual State of the World's Children's report.

The report released on Thursday, says concentrating on the abilities and potential of children with disabilities would create benefits for society as a whole.

It says, for instance, inclusive education broadens the horizons of all children even as it presents opportunities for children with disabilities to fulfil their ambitions.

UN Radio's Donn Bobb discusses the report with Ms. Rosangela Berman Bieler, head of the Disability section at UNICEF.

Duration: 4’24″

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