Recover your view to see a little further

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 03 Apr 2014 View Original

The morning of March 18, 2014, 31 visually impaired people from the town of Maine Soroa traveled to Diffa, Capital of the region of the same name, to be operated for cataract. Among them, 29 Nigerian refugees now living in Maine- Soroa following the violence that hit Nigeria. Aware of the passage of the eye care caravan set up by the Government of Niger, UNHCR got in touch with the medical team of the said caravan and deployed logistics and financial resources for refugees to benefit from surgical intervention.

During assessment missions carried out by UNHCR, discussions with people with special needs had highlighted the challenges faced in supporting visually impaired and their families. Blindness requires a particular endeavor in terms of protection. Recovering the view appears as the key to the problem.