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DAN- Disability Action Network

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EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2010

HOURS PLEDGED: 440

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THE STORY:

Not many people living in the West realize how people with disabilities survive in developing countries such as Somalia. People with disabilities in Somalia are often disregarded by their families because they are thought to be a terrible burden to the family and add stigma to the community. Therefore, it is up to local organizations to take care of them and teach society that people with disabilities have a RIGHT to live a prosperous life. We, the people who are given the chance and right to lead any life we want should recognize the wonderful work that local NGOs (like Disabilities Action Network) do for people whom are often times dispersed.

The Vision and Mission of DAN

Dan envisions helping build a future where all People With Disabilities have access to quality Medical Rehabilitation services and are fully integrated socially and economically in the Somaliland Society. This is carried out by providing Orthopedic appliances and physiotherapy services of good quality as well as Capacity Building Awareness Raising for human rights to improve the living conditions of People with Disabilities in Somaliland.

Disabilities Action Network (DAN) founded in 2002 is a nonprofit organization created to support the needs of people with disabilities in North-West of Somalia, Somaliland. This support in terms of Physical rehabilitation, Disability prevention and Human Rights Education for social and economic inclusion. DAN's main partner is Handicap International, France. We are trying to expand our horizons by proving access to education, create employment opportunities and develop a social work department where people can seek out resources in their communities.

Background

Although Somaliland is considered as a post conflict country, the many years of war caused considerable number of permanently disabled persons. Moreover, the legacy of war is the collapse of the health care system making preventable and curable diseases such as polio and meningitis to spread.

The poor assistance provided to pregnant women, and the lack of well functioning maternity hospitals, have resulted in many cases of children affected by cerebral palsy and congenital deformities.

Accurate figure of disabled population is not available in Somaliland, but there are roughly 350,000 with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities (10% of the population, WHO,1981). The Somaliland government does not yet have the financial and technical means to meet their rehabilitation needs.

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