Conditions for Saharawis living with disabilities continue to get worse in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
Morocco is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability which was adopted in 2006 and
ratified by Morocco in 2009.
Despite this, Saharawis with disabilities suffer doubly as a result of the Morrocan occupation of Western Sahara, not
only through routine human rights violations against the Saharawi population, but also as a result of the severe
restrictions placed on NGOs working with people with disabilities. This deprives Saharawis with disabilities of the
opportunities to live a dignified life and exercise their political, economic and social rights….READ FULL STATMENT