This research will explore the experiences of Syrian refugees living with disabilities in Istanbul during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their inclusion in response measures. It will support the Turkish government, aid agencies involved in the refugee response, FCDO and other actors’ responses to COVID-19 in real time.
The project complements research already being supported by the Covid Collective in
- Bangladesh, Ghana – see the project Evidence to support the inclusion of disabled people in the COVID-19 response
- India – see the project Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities in India
Data will be reviewed across all locations to analyse patterns and used to develop guidance on the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities in future epidemics and public health emergencies.