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WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.

News Updates

The World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF) and the United States Department of State are pleased to announce a Cooperative Agreement to assist refugees with disabilities and their peers in the host communities of Lebanon. The agreement between the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and WRF will allow for a one-year Project focused on addressing the needs of persons with disabilities by filling the gaps that exist in the provision of basic rehabilitation services. The Project, implemented in … read more


Ukraine Group

WRF and ProsthetiKa have completed another successful multidisciplinary rehabilitation assistance and training project in the Ukraine.

The goal of this project was to improve the lives of disabled people by enabling them to participate in adaptive sports and recreational activities. Furthermore, by publicizing the accomplishments of the participants, we hope to ultimately improve inclusion of persons with disabilities into employment and social arenas.

The team sent to Ukraine included prosthetists, OTs, PTs, and an adaptive sports trainer. … read more

As part of its ongoing effort to address and mitigate the suffering caused by the Syrian refugee crisis, WRF Lebanon has just completed a 6 month $515,000 grant from The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The grant to WRF Lebanon had wide ranging and immediate effects on the ground. The direct actions of the project supported and aided more than 720 people with disabilities, the majority of whom were women and children. Overall, 65 % of … read more

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WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.