Tehran – Around 30,000 housing units have been made available to Iranian families with two or more members with disabilities in the past two years, the welfare organization’s director said.
“Today 1,943 housing units were handed over to people with disabilities nationwide, and construction of 20,000 housing units has also begun,” said Vahid Ghobadi-Dana.
130,000 residential units have been built since the charity was founded, 104,000 of which have been made available to people with disabilities.
Over 1.3 million people with disabilities live in Iran
Pirouz Hanachi, the mayor of Tehran, said in December 2019 that over 1.3 million people with disabilities live in the country, and the number is increasing by 50,000 every year.
event [the Iranian parliament] In January 2018, both general outlines and details of a bill on the rights of people with disabilities were approved. The development of disabled-friendly cities, free transportation, health insurance, free education, job creation, home loans and fewer working hours are just some of the articles in the law.
Since the law was passed, Azad universities have offered education for students with disabilities, increased subsidies for patients with spinal cord injuries and care centers for the disabled, in addition to housing units for families with members with disabilities.
Asghar Shirzadi, chairman of the board of directors of the Iranian Disability Association, said on Saturday that affiliated organizations appear to be still not very ready to implement the law. more attention is needed.
Disability prevalence worldwide
Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population live with some form of disability, of which 2 to 4 percent have significant dysfunction.
The global prevalence of disability is higher than previous WHO estimates from the 1970s, which suggest a figure of around 10 percent. This global estimate for disability is increasing due to the aging of the population and the rapid spread of chronic diseases, as well as improving methods of measuring disability.
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