Fotografía: In Focus (en inglés)

Los niños con discapacidad se encuentran entre los más invisibles y vulnerables. El informe de El Estado Mundial de la Infancia 2013 de UNICEF pone de relieve las múltiples formas de discriminación a las que se enfrentan y propone acciones concretas que promuevan su potencial.
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Haiti, 2012

Haiti, 2012

Children with disabilities face multiple deprivations, including being marginalized. But even in the poorest communities, progress is possible. Diasline Joseph plays with her caretaker in Port-au-Prince.

©UNICEF/Marco Dormino

Moldova, 2011

Moldova, 2011

Services that address the special needs of children with disabilities also help prevent their social isolation or separation from their families. One-year-old Dania Vlas, who has a motor delay, attends a therapy session in Chisinau.

©UNICEF/Kate Holt

Somalia, 2011

Somalia, 2011

Services that address the special needs of children with disabilities also help prevent their social isolation or separation from their families. One-year-old Dania Vlas, who has a motor delay, attends a therapy session in Chisinau.

©UNICEF/Kate Holt

Chad, 2010

Chad, 2010

Quality healthcare can avert some causes of disability such as undernutrition, vitamin deficiency and disease, but many lack access to basic services. In N’Djamena, a boy’s feet were deformed by polio, a vaccine-preventable disease.

©UNICEF/Kate Holt

Syrian Arab Republic, 2006

Syrian Arab Republic, 2006

Inclusive education models integrate children with and without disabilities, promoting acceptance and increasing learning opportunities. A UNICEF-supported integrated school in Homs.

©UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

Liberia, 2012

Liberia, 2012

Children with disabilities are more vulnerable to violence, neglect and abuse. Four years ago, Earnest, 7, who has a mental disability, was found abandoned on the streets; he now lives in a transition centre in Monrovia.

©UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

Myanmar, 2012

Myanmar, 2012

Children with disabilities also face heightened risk of malnutrition, either due to neglect or because some disabilities impede food consumption or nutrient absorption. A boy eats micronutrient-enriched porridge in Mon State.

©UNICEF/Adam Dean

South Sudan, 2006

South Sudan, 2006

Commitment to ensuring full participation in daily life for people with disabilities underpins the potential for increased accessibility for all. A primary school in Juba.

©UNICEF/Mariella Furrer

Uganda, 2007

Uganda, 2007

A severe lack of research and data about children with disabilities – often they are not even counted – compounds their exclusion and impedes solutions. A girl reads Braille at a UNICEF-supported school in Moroto District.

©UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

Panama, 2012

Panama, 2012

To overcome these multiple deprivations, a global shift in attitudes toward children with disabilities must occur, focusing on their abilities and all they offer. Jesus, who has cerebral palsy, at home in La Chorrera District.

©UNICEF/Marco Dormino

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    Haiti, 2012

  • Moldova, 2011 -

    Moldova, 2011

  • Somalia, 2011 -

    Somalia, 2011

  • Chad, 2010 -

    Chad, 2010

  • Syrian Arab Republic, 2006 -

    Syrian Arab Republic, 2006

  • Liberia, 2012 -

    Liberia, 2012

  • Myanmar, 2012 -

    Myanmar, 2012

  • South Sudan, 2006 -

    South Sudan, 2006

  • Uganda, 2007 -

    Uganda, 2007

  • Panama, 2012 -

    Panama, 2012

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