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