For the millions of children who have had to flee their homes within Syria and in neighbouring countries, displacement has put those with existing disabilities closer to risks like road traffic, rivers and unexploded remnants of war.
Over the last eight months, victims of the Syrian conflict have suffered greatly as violence countrywide re-escalated to new heights, according to the latest report by the UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry.
This must include a restoration and consolidation of the cessation of hostilities; all necessary action to ensure safe, sustained, unhindered and unconditional access; and an immediate end to the sieges.
This explosive pollution will make it impossible for people to reconstruct their lives, and prevents humanitarian organizations from operating safely and providing support to the vulnerable population.
Tens of thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict need orthopaedic fitting, a prosthesis and rehabilitation. Handicap International highlights the urgent need for immediate care to avoid permanent disabilities.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Handicap International says that there is a huge ratio of injuries leading to amputation. Injured and disabled people are struggling to access the aid they need.