Disabilities

Humanitarian action

UNICEF Image: Sudan, 2006 Osman Idris Abu Bakar, 9, walks on a crutch through an alley at the Abu Shouk camp for displaced people, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur State. He was bitten by a poisonous snake while grazing the family's cattle
© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0527/Shehzad Noorani

The Task Force on Inclusive Humanitarian Action has been working since the 2012 Forum to advocate for more inclusive humanitarian action that addresses children with disabilities and to influence the post-2015 agenda. A background note was developed outlining the key linkages and considerations with regards to inclusive humanitarian action and children with disabilities.

The task force plans the following activities through September 2013:

  1. Advocate for the adoption of a General Assembly Resolution on disability in humanitarian action.
  2. Create/expand a web-based platform to share best practices and documentation on disability in humanitarian action.
  3. Ensure inclusion of disability inclusive disaster risk reduction in the Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and other related processes, including the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Inclusive Emergencies and Humanitarian Action background note

GPcwd Humanitarian Action Taskforce update # 1 - March 2013

For more information on the task force email gpcwd@unicef.org


Photo Caption: Rwanda, a boy who lost his left foot to a landmine does a somersault on a lake shore as his playmate watches.


 

 

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