The Women’s Refugee Commission has released a new publication entitled Vulnerability- and resilience-based approaches in response to the Syrian crisis: Implications for women, children, and youth with disabilities. This report presents findings from a literature review, as well as pilot projects in Lebanon and Iraq, exploring how vulnerability and resilience-based approaches are supporting the protection and empowerment of Syrian refugee women, children, and youth with disabilities. We have documented recommendations and actions that can be taken to ensure that diversity and resilience of refugees with disabilities are recognized and fostered in humanitarian programming.

While the findings and recommendations are drawn from the Syria crisis response, we believe they have relevance across other humanitarian settings. Please find attached a two page summary (which will shortly be available in Arabic). The full report can be downloaded at: