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Country Primers on Disabilities

Country Primers on Disabilities

A Resource for Providers Working with Refugees and Immigrants with Disabilities


This resource highlights country background and resources for refugee and immigrants with disabilities in their country of origin. Specific to the countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Syria, these resources focus on what education and services were available to persons with disabilities in that country, and the stigma associated with having a disability. The intent of the resource is to educate providers working with refugees and immigrants with disabilities.

Questions about the report can be directed to Christina Kubica, Refugee Health and INSPIRE Program Manager, at

This report was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.