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Persons with disabilities in armed conflict
Persons with disabilities constitute approximately fifteen percent of the global population, a figure that rises during crises. Armed conflicts, in particular, generate new disabilities and exacerbate existing barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Yet, their experiences and the effects of armed conflict on them are sorely understudied. This edition’s thirty contributions aim to fill that gap, by focusing on how international humanitarian law can strengthen these persons’ protection and how humanitarian policy considerations can incorporate them in any humanitarian response.
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