NEW Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action

Persons with disabilities often experience barriers in accessing humanitarian response programmes. During disasters, their mortality rate is two to four times higher than that of persons without disabilities. Moreover, the extra risks of violence and abuse which women and children with disabilities face at any time, are exacerbated in times of conflict and disaster. To make sure that no one is left behind, we need to take steps to reduce these risks, by enhancing equal access and participation in humanitarian action.

The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) - a network of 30 organisations and individual experts - together with ZOA, Dorcas, WarChild, Into Inclusion and SeeYou Foundation has developed the Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action.

In this short guide they have gathered the most important things you need to know, plus the practical tools and resources to take the right steps. The aim is to help programme managers, proposal developers and field coordinators who are involved in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian action programmes to find the tools they need! 

So feel free to use this guide and share it with your partners!