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Rima Canawati wins International Leadership Award

Rima Canawati received nternational Leadership Award for outstanding service to ICEVI and children and young people with visual impairment


Empowering deaf persons in Pakistan

On the occasion of the International Week of the Deaf 2015, we speak with Muhammad Akram, the Founder & President of our partner in Pakistan


ICO cooperates with CBM on Diabetic Eye Care

ICO and CBM representatives defined quality standards for Diabetic eye care most relevant for the Eastern Mediterranean Region


CBM Workshop on Deaf Education

A workshop was held in Amman, Jordan to discuss regional priorities for providing quality education for learners who are deaf or deafblind


Gaza - new projects target at-risk populations

After initial interventions to provide food and hygiene supplies, six month projects aim to address more long-term needs


Gaza Crisis – disability inclusive relief

CBM, along with its partners in Gaza, has been successful in supporting 2100 families, including 300 families of persons with disabilities


CBM and partners' response to the Gaza crisis

CBM and local partners are working together to equip families in Gaza with food and hygiene kits and to provide support to severely injured people


Response to Gaza crisis - first update

Our Emergency Response Unit team, in close cooperation with our Eastern Mediterranean Region office, is starting an emergency response on 26 July 2014.


Launch of Palestine Inclusive Education Programme

The National Inclusive Education Programme for Persons with Impaired Vision in Palestine was launched in Ramallah on 29 January 2014


CBID Network Pakistan pushes for new disability law

CBM and its Regional Advisory Committee organised an international consultative workshop with Pakistan's CBID Network in Islamabad


Syria crisis - CBM supporting refugees with disabilities

More than 590,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan - CBM and partners are supporting persons with disabilities in Al Za’atari camp


UN CRPD civil society status report in Jordan

The civil society coalition has released the first status report on the implementation of the UN CRPD in Jordan


Arab Regional Conference for Equality in Cairo

The CBM supported conference promotes the rights of persons with disabilities to equal opportunities and full participation in February 2012


Promoting environmental issues in Egypt

As part of its CBR Programmes, CEOSS provides and facilitates services for children and adults with visual impairment in Minya Governorate


Successful third conference of RAC EMR in Lebanon

In December 2011, a meeting of the CBM Regional Advisory Committee EMR took place in Beirut, Lebanon


Knowledge management training in Bethlehem

In Nov. 2011 a training in knowledge management of senior staff at Bethlehem Arab Society of Rehabilitation was supported by CBM


‘Disability in Humanitarian Response’ in Pakistan

A comprehensive report on 'Ageing and Disability in Humanitarian Response' was launched in Pakistan in June 2011 with support from CBM


Pakistan flood relief six months on

After devastating floods ravaged Pakistan, CBM and our local partners are working hard to rebuild lives, livelihoods and confidence in the future


CBM supports humanitarian needs in Egypt

CBM partner organisations in Egypt are active in emergency relief work in Cairo, Beni Suef and Elmenia


Palestine: New national education campaign

The minister of education together with ICEVI and CBM launches a national programme for education of all children with visual impairment


"Solidarity in Egypt has been overwhelming!"

An interview with CBM Regional Office Advisor Ruth Tadres on the situation in Egypt after the resignation of President Mubarak


Discussions for inclusion in Yemen

In November 2010, CBM was involved in talks with Yemeni officials, promoting the rights of Persons with Disabilities.


CBM involved in Yemeni workshop on inclusion

CBM runs a workshop on 'Strategy for Disability and Inclusive Development' in Yemen


High-level Japanese delegation visits CBM partner

On 9 December 2010 the Japanese Ambassador and other officials from the Japanese Embassy visited Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, Gaza


Dr Tom Little receives US Presidential award

Dr Tom Little, who worked for CBM partner IAM, will posthumously receive the US 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom


Pakistan flood relief – Rebuilding

Emergency relief efforts are shifting towards rebuilding homes, schools and livelihoods for flood survivors


Finnish Foreign Minister visits CBM programme

The Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) recently received a visit from the Finnish Foreign Minister, Alexander Stubb


Baroness Ashton visits society for deaf children

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton, visits Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, Gaza.


BASR staff member receives human rights award

Rima Canawati of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in the West Bank is rewarded for her work supporting people with disabilities


UPDATE Pakistan Floods - CBM helping 25,000 survivors

Along with providing food, water, shelter and medical care, CBM and our local partners are planning to rebuild homes, schools and livelihoods


First Regional CBM Advisory Committee established

The Regional Office EMR invited regional experts promoting the rights of persons with disabilities to form an Advisory Committee.


Homes and livelihoods washed away

Meer Hassan, a person with a disability who was self sufficient before the flooding in Pakistan, has lost everything


CBM mourns IAM deaths in Afghanistan

CBM calls the deaths of IAM staff in northern Afghanistan "a senseless killing of innocent people"



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