CBM emergency intervention camps

In Action

With over one hundred years of experience working alongside persons 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 two key areas we call Initiatives - Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) and Inclusive Eye Health (IEH). Additionally, through our work by the Humanitarian Action team, we also strive to reach persons  with disabilities during disasters and emergencies.

  1. Ipyana (8yrs) has always been teased by children in the neighbourhood because he cannot see.

    Inclusive Eye Health

    CBM has been working in the field of eye health since the 1960s. Through the Inclusive Eye Health Initiative, CBM collaborates with partners to reduce avoidable visual impairment and blindness, prevent and treat people at risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and ensure that people affected permanently by visual impairment have access to the support and opportunities they need.

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

    Inclusive Humanitarian Action

    The barriers persons with disabilities face are greatly amplified during conflict and disaster. CBM works with partners to implement disability-inclusive humanitarian responses to support those affected by humanitarian crises and to positively influence the work of the wider humanitarian community.