Website of the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled
VISION Persons with physical disabilities develop their full potential in an inclusive society.

MISSION The ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled strengthens national capacity in less-resourced countries to remove barriers faced by persons with physical disabilities, by fostering sustainable, accessible and quality physical rehabilitation services and promoting inclusion.

 
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About the ICRC special fund for the disabled
Like other development organizations aiming to enhance national capacities, the SFD implements projects that stretch over several years. The SFD’s assistance is geared towards maintaining and increasing access to rehabilitation services, and improving the quality and sustainability of these services.

Learn about our mission, origin, structure and funding.
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SFD projects
In 2014, the SFD plans to assist 49 physical rehabilitation centres and prosthetic and orthotic schools in 22 countries. This should enable some 55,000 people to regain or improve their mobility and self-reliance.

Learn about our current and planned projects, our methods, and our beneficiaries.
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Highlights
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30-9-2013
International Day of Person with Disabilities – 3 December
In the run-up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, ICRC President Peter Maurer speaks about the special needs of disabled people and their right to inclusion in every aspect of life. Through its physical rehabilitation programme and the Special Fund for the Disabled, the ICRC has been providing physical rehabilitation services in more than 60 countries over the past 30 years. Between January and August 2013, more than 188,000 people benefited from various services at ICRC-assisted centres.
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Official Statement  30-9-2013
Opening Ceremony, 7th FATO congress
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, 30 September 2013. In French
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9-9-2013
Users of the physical rehabilitation services supported by ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled in Vietnam
SFD launched in March 2012 a study on the impact of the SFD’s projects in Viet Nam on its beneficiaries with technical support from the independent Norwegian research organization SINTEF. The main questions addressed in this study concern the access to rehabilitation services, the positive socio-economical impact of the services for the beneficiaries and the continuity of SFD support for prosthetic services follow-up. The report assessed the impact of the SFD programme in Viet Nam and confirmed the need for ongoing support for services in the country.
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6-11-2012
Haïti: Edy's first steps, a new start at Klinik Kay Kapab
Edy Silfa was trapped in the rubble of his car repair workshop for two days after the January 2010 earthquake which mangled his leg and destroyed his livelihood. He is currently learning to walk again at the Port-au-Prince physical rehabilitation centre.
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Reports and publications
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SFD General policy guidelines
(PDF file - 40 Kb)
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9-5-2011
Annual report 2012
(PDF file - 2.32 Mb)
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23-9-2010
Mid-term report 2013
(PDF file - 3143 Kb)
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SFD brochure
(PDF file - 1.4 Mb)
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Frequently asked questions
In English, French, Spanish
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Quick links
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Contact us
Contact information for Geneva, Africa, Asia and Latin America
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How can you help?
Your donation is highly appreciated and will enable the SFD to continue its work.
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ICRC physical rehabilitation activities
Link to ICRC main site. Access to documents giving details of specific programmes, including annual reports on physical rehabilitation programmes.
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News & Stories
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Case history, Carmen now runs her own shop
Carmen is an active member of her community and a great example of a person who has achieved a better quality of life, in spite of her disability.
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Case history, Feeding Antoine more than milk
At CNAO in Lomé, around 500 new cerebral palsy-affected children receive a consultation and physiotherapy sessions every year.
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Case history, Sewing to earn a living
Affected by the consequences of poliomyelitis since her childhood, Ms Tao joined the VRCS–Spanish Red Cross' vocational training project in 2011.
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2-12-2011
Case history, real hair clippers
Mr. Nguyen Hoang works today as a barber. His prosthesis is as important for his work as his hair clippers are.
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1-12-2009
Video - "To walk and work again" on YouTube
Real life examples of SFD activities and beneficiaries
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