Chapter 3: Findings – A Survey of Institutions

This chapter addresses institutions and institutionalized persons with disabilities based on interviews with public officials and directors of residential institutions across 16 Arab countries.[1] Numerical data was limited: only Jordan, Syria, and Sultanate of Oman had recently compiled statistics about the numbers and types of residential institutions, and the number of institutionalized persons with disabilities. Based on information provided in interviews, this section will discuss the various types of institutions currently operating in the region and the residents they serve, as well as existing policies regulating institutions and future deinstitutionalization plans

[1] Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.