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Disability Inclusion in Drought and Food Crisis Emergency Response CBM Emergency Response Unit July 2011. PURPOSE. PURPOSE Awareness raising, Training, Project design, Advocacy, Proposals. BACKGROUND Vulnerability of persons with disability

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Disability Inclusion in Drought and Food Crisis Emergency ResponseCBM Emergency Response UnitJuly 2011

purpose
PURPOSE
  • PURPOSE

Awareness raising, Training, Project design, Advocacy, Proposals.

  • BACKGROUND
    • Vulnerability of persons with disability
    • Persons with disabiliities -20% of world’s poorest
    • Principles of Humanitarian Charter (1)
importance of including persons with disability
Importance of including persons with Disability
  • Effective good quality humanitarian practice.
  • ‘Sphere standards’ (1): factors that contribute to vulnerability in disasters
      • Poverty
      • Discrimination
      • Social isolation
importance of including persons with disability1
Importance of including persons with Disability
  • Difficulties in accessing emergency response services.
  • During food crisis: specific needs of persons with disabilities
      • Dietary
      • Health & Hygiene
      • Transport
      • Higher risk for some diseases
  • Children with disability
      • Abuse and Exploitation
      • Neglected (2) (3)
      • Miss out on school nutrition programs
      • Supplementary feeding
how should persons with disability be included
How should persons with disability be included
  • Persons with disability have a right to inclusion.(4)
  • ‘Twin track’ approach to emergency relief operations
      • ‘Mainstream’
      • ‘Specialist’ action
further information
FURTHER INFORMATION
  • Handicap International have prepared a comprehensive ‘Disability Checklist for Emergency Response’ which can be accessed at http://www.handicap-international.de/fileadmin/redaktion/pdf/disability_checklist_booklet_01.pdf
  • Contacts (Please note: you are welcome to change this contact information based on your location.)
  • 1) CBM Australia, including the CBM-Nossal Partnership is available to provide technical input and capacity development in disability inclusion for emergency response and development programmes. Please contact: Dr Kirsty Thompson, Director Inclusive Development, ( kthompson@cbm.org.au ) or David Lewis, Director Strategic Programmes ( dlewis@cbm.org.au ).
  • 2) Plan International is currently developing a disability inclusive drought response in southern Ethiopia. For more information about this program, please contact: Rohan Kent, Senior Program Manager, Disaster Risk Management ( rohan.kent@plan.org.au ).