In Action

With over one hundred years of experience working alongside people with disabilities in poor communities, we strive to remove the barriers that marginalise people with disabilities in the most disadvantaged societies in the world. We do this by working with partner organisations, influencing policy at all levels and responding to emergencies and natural disasters.

To deliver our goals, we focus on five key areas we call Initiatives.

Community Mental Health

CBM works to challenge the environmental factors that can lead to mental health problems. We support communities to reduce stigma, exclusion, and barriers to participation for people living with mental illness in resource-poor settings, and ensure they have access to quality services.

Seeds being checked before distribution - disability-inclusive response to 2016 Ethiopia food crisis

Humanitarian Action

The barriers people with disabilities face are greatly amplified during conflict, emergency and disaster. CBM works with partners to implement disability inclusive humanitarian responses, and to positively influence the work of the wider humanitarian community.