31 January 2014

Thematic Focus: Disabled Persons

Building Capacity for Disability-inclusion in Gender-based Violence Programs in Humanitarian Settings (Women's Refugee Commission, Jan. 2014) [access]
- Summary reports are available for Burundi (English & French), Ethiopia, Jordan and Northern Caucasus.  See also related Trust.org news story.

Causes and Types of Injuries Encountered by Handicap International while Working with Internally Displaced Persons in Syria: A Focus on the Impact of Explosive Weapons (Handicap International, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guidelines for Assisting People with Disabilities during Emergencies, Crises and Disasters (Council of Europe, Jan. 2014) [text]

Landmines and Refugees: The Risks and the Responsibilities to Protect and Assist Victims (Cluster Munition Coalition & International Campaign to Ban Landmines, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Mainstreaming and Accountability: (Really) Including Persons with Disabilities in Development Aid and Humanitarian Relief Programming," Nordic Journal of Human Rights, no. 3/2013 (2013) [info]
- From the introduction: "Despite the closely linked relationship between disability and poverty, persons with disabilities have by and large been excluded from development aid and humanitarian relief. Prospects for change, however, have come to the fore through adoption by the General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which entered into force in May 2008. Unique for a core United Nations human rights treaty, CRPD Article 32(a) requires that all international assistance, including development aid, ‘be inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities’. Many States Parties – including the European Union which ratified the CRPD as a regional entity and is the world’s largest development donor – are beginning to heed this mandate by developing disability-inclusive aid initiatives. At the same time, little enough practically useful information has been gathered from the field to enable States to transform their guidelines by reflecting field-based best practices."

Mainstreaming Disability in Humanitarian and Development Practice, Nairobi, 19-20 Aug. 2013 [workshop report]

Rapid Needs Assessment: Situation of Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities, within and around Domiz, Northern Iraq (Handicap International & UNICEF, Dec. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugees with Disabilities Living in Camps in Northern Iraq (UNHCR & REACH, Jan. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children/Disabled Persons (30 May 2013)

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