• Over 1 billion people have some kind of disability
  • At least 350 million persons with disabilities live in areas where disability related services are not available
  • At least 25% of population in a given country is adversely affected by the presence of some form of disability
  • As many as 80% of people with disabilities live in isolated rural areas in the developing countries
  • Of the 105 to 115 million children not in school, 30 to 40 million are those with disabilities
  • $1.71 – $2.23 trillion are lost from the global GPD because of disability

Source: World report on disability

World Programme of Action, GPDD, UN