Inclusive Humanitarian Action - Briefing paper

Ahlam (who is deaf) being told what happened to her house (Gaza 2014). Communication during emergency response – including warning messages & relief information – must be accessible to everyone
ASDC

Achieving fully inclusive humanitarian action as an integral part of the new global agenda by utilising the capacities, addressing the rights, and fulfilling the needs of persons with disabilities.

Ahlam (who is deaf) being told what happened to her house (Gaza 2014). Communication during emergency response – including warning messages & relief information – must be accessible to everyone

ASDC

Inclusion is essential at all levels of humanitarian action

Maximum effectiveness of humanitarian response will not be achieved without including all of society, at all levels of activity.

Yet, when preparing for and responding to theincreasing number of natural and man-made disasters happening on a global scale, the capacities, rights and needs of women, men, girls and boys with disabilities are not yet fully addressed by the international humanitarian community.

This short briefing paper sets out key areas to guide stakeholders towards fully inclusive humanitarian action as an integral part of the new global agenda.

The CBM briefing paper (accessible PDF)

Inclusive Humanitarian Action (PDF, ~ 687.3kB)

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