People with disabilities in Syria need the world's attention

Participants of the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the first day of the Conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The global community needs to think about how it will support people who have become disabled due to the Syrian conflict.

That's according to Chavia Ali, the chairperson of a non-profit organization called the Cultural Forum for People with Special Needs in the Syrian Arab Republic,.

She is at UN Headquarters in New York attending an annual conference on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

She says her work advocating for people with disabilities began when she was assaulted for being in a wheelchair.

Basma Bitar-Baghal met Ms Ali and began by asking her what led her to create her organization.

Duration: 2'34"

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