Palestine: EU Border Assistance Mission conducts first workshop on addressing needs of disabled passengers

February 3, 2020
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The European Union Border Assistance Mission concluded a one-day-workshop on “Enhancing GABC [General Administration for Borders and Crossings] Capacities in Addressing the Needs of Disabled People Crossing the Border”. This workshop, held on 23 January in Jericho, comes as the first of its kind to rethink the obligations towards disabled passengers.

The workshop was led by the Mission’s Border Police Expert and Visiting Expert who had earlier conducted a tour of inspection to check how convenient and accessible the current facilities at Al-Karamah Crossing are for disabled passengers and to particularly examine the practices with them.

The workshop introduced the Mission’s project and objectives in that concern and was concluded with recommendations on how to improve and increase accessibility of the terminal for people with movement disabilities as well as visual and hearing impairment.

The European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point – code name EUBAM Rafah – was launched in November 2005 to monitor the operations of the border crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, after Israel and the Palestinian Authority concluded an Agreement on Movement and Access on 15 November 2005.


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European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah (EUBAM in Rafah)

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