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COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate against refugees with disabilities. Neither should our response

Public health experts say that the main way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to socially distance yourself from others, isolate those who become ill and wash your hands frequently with soap and water. In camps for internally displaced people or refugees, where so many people seek shelter and protection in armed conflicts or humanitarian crises, this is nearly impossible. Few can afford soap, clean water is rare and social distancing unrealistic. Trust me, I know. I also know first-hand that it’s even more difficult for people like me: people with disabilities. In 2015, I arrived in a refugee…

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