Situation of PWD in partnering nations - Syria

PWD estimations in the general population

According to the Central Agency for Statistics, the percentage of persons with disabilities in Syria is around 1.3% of the total population. Aleppo Governorate has the highest percentage of PWD, estimated at about 11.25% of the total number of PWD in Syria.

Access to health and social services

Physical rehabilitation services by government-sponsored programs cover less than 5% of the disabled population.

Access to education

According to the official statistics, only 20 % of women with disabilities are literate, compared to 66% of the total female population. 40% for men with disabilities are literate. The percentage of women with disabilities who have completed higher education is only one-third of the equivalent rate of men with disabilities.

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