BCF Participates in International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, in coordination with the General Directorate of Social Welfare and Development in Erbil and in collaboration with Bazar Media, organized a celebration for persons with disabilities in Kurdistan.
In the ceremony, which was attended by Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw, the BCF Deputy President, Ibrahim Samin, students and teachers of several institutes and schools for people with disabilities and the UAE Center for Autism in Erbil, the BCF was presented an award of appreciation for its remarkable support to the persons with disabilities. 
The BCF deputy president also presented an award to the LDS Charities which has supported the BCF in many projects to provide services to the people with disabilities.
In the same ceremony, school backpacks and stationery were distributed to students with disabilities by the BCF employees.
On October 14, 1992, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 3/47 declaring December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote their rights.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, have disabilities, 80 percent of whom live in developing countries. According to the Iraqi Central Statistical Agency, about six million people in Iraq have disabilities, due to continued wars, killings, explosions and terrorist acts, in addition to congenital and communicable diseases. In the Kurdistan Region, 100,000 people with disabilities have been officially registered.


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