International humanitarian law and policy on

Protected persons: Persons with disabilities

International humanitarian law (IHL) includes provisions to protect people with disabilities during times of armed conflict and other violence.

Man walking with boy with a prosthetic leg at rehabilitation center.

Our response to the needs of people with disabilities

In addition to developing our own prosthetics technology, we have acquired a high level of expertise in the field and prioritize supporting our projects over the long term.
As well as providing physical rehabilitation services, we help disabled people play a full part in society. This includes facilitating the set-up of small businesses, providing vocational training and promoting sport.

From the International Review of the Red Cross