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Syrian Arab Republic*

General Country Information
Capital: Damascus
Population: 22,198,110 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Secular Single-party State

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 3.633 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 3.128 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 7,879 (2009)
Internet users: 3.565 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.37
World Rank 2005/2006: 104

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Plan for the Care and Habilitation of People with Disabilities (2008)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Blind Care Association in Damascus
Behind Al-Mansour Mosque
Opp. Martyre Mustafa Jaweed School.
P.O. Box 4881, Damascus
Email: bcadamas@yahoo.com
Tel: +96-311-8881919             
Fax: +96-311-8880977

Community Based Rehabilitation Project
P.O. Box 10012
Email: kaoru@scs-net.org
Tel: +963-11-3339359
Fax: +963-11-3334834

ICT Access Point for Disadvantaged Communities
Mobile: +963-955572873
Tel: +963-33-832360
Fax: +963-33-832361

Syrian Federation of Deaf and Mute Welfare Societies
P.O. Box 31350
Damascus, Syria
Tel: +963-11-4277952
Fax: +963-11-2234336

Syrian Organization for the Disabled
Damascus roundabout,
Airport Road, Near School Children of Martyrs,
14444 Damascus

Email: info@aamalsyria.org
Tel: +963-5435247/8/9
Fax: +963-5448101