Marginalisation of disabled people in Egypt

Government marginalisation and poor infrastructure present continued strain on daily life.

    About 12 million, 15 per cent of the population, of the nation's population, are disabled in Egypt.

    The government and employers continue to marginalise them, but with poor roads, high curbs and the lack of disabled access on public buses, their daily lives are also strained.

    A 1975 law required all firms with over 50 employees to have disabled people comprise at least five per cent of their workforce, but it was never enforced.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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