Coping with disability in refugee setting: a case study of Rwamwanja settlement in Kamwenge District.
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This research was aimed at investigating the coping with disability in Refugee setting, case studyof Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district. The first objective was to find out the main needs of persons with disabilities in Rwamwanja settlement. The second objective was to find out how persons with disabilities meet their needs and the last objective was to find out the find out the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in meeting their needs. In line with the above objectives, data was collected from Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district. The results from the study indicated that the major forms of disability among Refugees in Rwamwanja Settlement are physical disability, blind, deaf and albino. Also, the analysis from the data collected shows that there are special needs for specific disability like medical care, wheelchairs and crutches as the major special needs all these are being supported by implementing partners operating in the settlement especially Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Government. Lastly, the study also found out that the major challenges faced by persons with disabilities in meeting their needs are inadequate medical care, immobility, discrimination and language barrier. This research therefore concludes that the crutches, medical care and wheelchair are the main special needs for persons with disability in the settlement. Also, the study concluded that the major source of support in meeting the needs of persons with disability is LWF as one of the implementing partners in the settlement and finally, the study concluded that immobility and inadequate medical care are the most critical challenges faced by persons with disabilities in meeting their needs.