International Day of Persons with Disabilities
1 Dec 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
Tomorrow, Saturday 3 December, is the UN recognised International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The theme for 2011 is:
Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development
Fact: 450 million out of the 600 million people with a disability live in a developing country.
Fact: 20% of people living in poverty suffer from a disability.
Fact: 150 million children live with a disability and subsequently face reduced access to schools, health care, recreation and opportunities for work.
But you can help. Caritas Australia believes that disability is both a cause and a consequence of poverty and we view disability as a cross-cutting issue important to all our projects.
Find out more or donate online – you can make change happen.
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