Globally, an estimated 15 % of people have a disability, a proportion which is likely to rise. Ways to deliver assistance and protection to persons with disabilities in humanitarian settings are insufficiently adapted. Due to discrimination, as well as environmental, physical and social barriers, they are more likely to be excluded from emergency responses and humanitarian services. The European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) has developed a guidance note to address the specific needs of persons with disabilities in humanitarian settings. This session aims to raise awareness and discuss good practices to ensure better, safer, more accessible and inclusive humanitarian aid.
Making inclusion in humanitarian settings a reality
DG ECHO’s guidance note on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU-funded humanitarian aid operations
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
18:45 to 20:00