The challenge of ensuring the rights of people with Down syndrome on an equal basis with others, is often made harder during situations of risk and humanitarian crises. The COVID-19 crisis is a good example of this.  

DSi and COVID-19

DSi’s crucial work is needed now, more than ever. The pandemic itself requires a specific and vital response by our community.

Since March, we have responded by:

  • compiling and sharing up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19 and appropriate responses to it;
  • working with our member organisations to gather experiences of people with Down syndrome, families and advocates and other evidence of what is happening related to COVID-19 around the world;
  • working with the international disability community and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) to ensure a disability inclusive response to the COVID-19 crisis and
  • working with our member organisations to identify the challenges they are facing and the support they need in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries.

Learn more:

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Blog