This year is especially challenging for people with disabilities. The problem of inclusion became more pronounced in the context of a global pandemic. Risk of poor outcomes for people with special needs have been magnified with the reduced access to routine health care and rehabilitation services, and social isolation increased.
According to the United Nations, today, the world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people live with some form of disability.
Red Line Foundation is positioned to help those who underwent amputation or were born without limbs. Even under normal circumstances not every limbless person has access to healthcare and required prosthetics. The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion. That can lower opportunities for education, employment and social integration for limbless. That’s why the Red Line Foundation team finds it so important to go on with our commitments.
This year we started cooperation with a number of clinics in different European cities, helping patients from Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Poland, the Netherlands. The Foundation will continue its work to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind.