Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action Case Studies
39 examples of field practices, and learnings from 20 countries, for all phases of humanitarian response
The report shows that deliberate and proactive action is required to ensure that persons with disabilities from all constituencies are systematically included and meaningfully participate in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery. It draws lessons from field practices but does not provide technical guidance.
The case studies included in the report focus on:
- Inclusive disaster risk reduction and preparedness, showing how DRR and preparedness benefit by ensuring access and participation to persons with disabilities and organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs).
- Collecting and using disability disaggregated data for assessments and programming, such as through participatory research and rapid assessment studies on the situation of persons with disabilities during and after disasters.
- Participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in humanitarian response and recovery, including projects led by OPDs, or done in collaboration between NGOs and OPDs.
- Removing barriers to access humanitarian assistance and protection through projects in which persons with disabilities and OPDs are at the center of assessing and addressing those barriers, and examples of humanitarian actors seeking external technical support.
- Influencing coordination mechanisms and resource mobilization, such as through disability-focused coordination mechanisms, as well as by influencing national Humanitarian Response Plans and pooled funding.