WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.
One of the biggest explosions in the history of mankind has decimated Beirut, the Lebanese capital, in a time where the country is suffering from a global pandemic and its worst economic crisis in history. The massive explosion at the port of Beirut has caused the death of 158 people and counting, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed the homes of more than 300,000 individuals. At least 12 primary health care centers in Beirut have been affected by the blast with … read more
In May of 2019 WRF utilized the funds received from an Anonymous foundation for an extremely effective short-term training program in the country of Guyana, one of the smallest countries in South America. With about 800,000 people it has a unique character as an only English-speaking country in the continent.
A request for assistance came from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to assist the only rehabilitation center with orthotics and braces for people with neurological disorders like cerebral … read more
In July 2018 WRF Lebanon has started the implementation of the UN OCHA funded project “Alleviating the Burdens of Displacement on Persons with Disabilities among Refugees from Syria and Their Peers in Lebanese Host Communities” (to learn more about WRF’s work in Lebanon, visit www.wrf.org.lb). The program funding of roughly $297,000 is being used to address the unmet needs of the people with disabilities among the Syrian refugees and in their host communities in Lebanon.
This six-month … read more