mobility device

mobility device

Davos 2016 - Press Conference: The ICRC and the Government of Belgium are launching....

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http://www.weforum.org/ Around 90 million people in the developing world live with a physical disability and require a mobility device. Their physical condition is a barrier to access education and employment, which gives them little to no chance of sustaining decent livelihoods and increases the risk for them to experience social exclusion and long-term poverty. The economic loss for developing countries deriving from the failure to deliver physical rehabilitation services could amount to up to 0.75% of GDP. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Belgian Government are announcing a first-of-its-kind Humanitarian Impact Bond (HIB). Speakers: - Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, the Digital Agenda, Telecommunications and Postal Services of Belgium; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Europe. - Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva; Global Agenda Council on Fragility, Violence & Conflict. Moderated by Georg Schmitt, Lead, Corporate Affairs and Foundations, World Economic Forum.