GLOBAL’s Position Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

Global Down Syndrome Foundation has been following the developments and grave humanitarian crisis taking place in Ukraine. We are all deeply concerned for the men, women, children, elderly, and people with disabilities who are being forced to leave their homes due to the conflict and those who are still trying to escape Ukraine to neighboring countries.

In dangerous and confusing times such as these, people with disabilities are often overlooked and face greater risk of abandonment, violence, and even death. There are food and medication shortages, and people with disabilities are cut off from support services. The situation is dire.

GLOBAL is adding our voice to international efforts, alongside other Down syndrome and disability organizations from around the world, asking that the parties and governments involved in the conflict respect humanitarian and international rights laws, and we ask that Ukrainians with Down syndrome and other disabilities be prioritized for evacuation and humanitarian aid.

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