An Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the lives of Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria

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Save the Children International,Save the Children Nigeria

Studies have shown that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) face various socio-economic challenges because of poor physical access to facilities, institutions, systems and opportunities among others, despite their huge demography. However, the advent of COVID-19 posed a huge threat to the health, economy and social relations of Nigerians especially persons living with disabilities. This study aims to assess the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of PWDs in Nigeria vis a vis the various social protection thresholds / initiative of the Nigerian government.

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