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20 Jun 2016 description

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity affecting nearly 200,000 children each year across the world. One or both feet are turned inward making it difficult to walk. It is estimated that 80% of those born with the condition live in low and middle-income countries, including in conflict zones, where treatment is either unavailable or ineffective. Complete treatment for one child can cost as little as US$150 and yet many communities lack the awareness or the funds to tackle the condition.

19 Jun 2016 description
report Médecins du Monde

Dans un contexte de crise humanitaire sans précédent, cette journée symbolique du 20 juin, dédiée à tous les réfugiés, vient rappeler que le droit humanitaire international et le droit d’asile sont quotidiennement bafoués en Europe. Médecins du Monde, association médicale de solidarité internationale qui vient en aide à ces personnes depuis près de 40 ans, s’alarme de leur grande vulnérabilité dans leur pays d’origine, dans les pays d’accueil et sur les parcours migratoires. Notamment en Grèce où transitent des centaines de milliers de réfugiés.

16 Jun 2016 description
report Plan

Plan International's new child protection study finds that children with disabilities are experiencing disturbing levels of violence.

Children with disabilities are experiencing extremely high levels of violence, compared to those without disabilities. In fact, 84% of children with disabilities questioned in our research study, Protect Us! reported having experienced some form of violence at school in the previous week. The research commissioned by Plan International was carried out in Uganda and Malawi by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

16 Jun 2016 description
report BioMed Central
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Trovato et al. Conflict and Health (2016) 10:14 DOI 10.1186/s13031-016-0080-y


16 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Since January 2015, more than 1,200,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. From late 2015 and onwards there has been a steady increase in the proportion of children among refugees and migrants not only on the Eastern Mediterranean, but also on the more dangerous and perilous Central Mediterranean migration route. Currently this proportion stands at 35 per cent of all arrivals in 2016. In addition, it is estimated that almost 500 children lost their lives in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean since the beginning of 2016.

15 Jun 2016 description

Alors que les organisations humanitaires reconnaissent davantage les femmes et les filles handicapées dans les politiques et les lignes directrices, il existe encore des lacunes importantes dans leur mise en oeuvre. Leurs besoins et leurs capacités sont souvent sous-représentés dans les forums de discussion sur le genre, la protection et l'invalidité.

13 Jun 2016 description

Regional Strategic Overview

Background and Context

The regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP), involving 60 partners, was launched in January 2016 following the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe in 2015, when one million refugees and migrants undertook the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The vast majority crossed the Aegean Sea by boat from Turkey to Greece. Many lost their lives: in total, 3,771 people died or were reported missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015.

10 Jun 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 10 June 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: William Spindler | 10 June 2016

28 May 2016 description
report CBM

Keeping children safe

According to the CBM Child Safeguarding Policy, children with disabilities are twice as likely to be abused compared to children without disabilities. This puts children with disabilities at a higher risk of abuse as they are more likely to be taken advantage of by a care giver or a stranger.

27 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

By Shantha Rau Barriga

Throughout the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week, United Nations and government officials, humanitarian actors, and nongovernmental groups uttered a constant refrain: Leave no one behind.

27 May 2016 description

By Glenn Dolcemascolo

NEW YORK, 27 May 2016 – Indigenous peoples have spotlighted the need to take their concerns into account when it comes to reducing disaster risk, notably for members of their communities with disabilities.

The devastating wildfires in Canada and the earthquakes that have shaken Ecuador are just the latest reminders of how hazards affect indigenous peoples and also of their role in preparing for, preventing and responding to disasters.

24 May 2016 description
report Malteser

Compilation of Commitments for alignment by Malteser International on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on the basis of Core Commitments to the 7 High Level Leaders’ Roundtables as well as samples of additional Commitments laid out in WHS-Commitment documents with references to these Roundtables and last but not least Commitments and equivalents “action areas” (charters, platforms etc.) laid out with the 15 Special Sessions.

23 May 2016 description

GENEVA / ISTANBUL (23 May 2016) – Humanitarian action that places human rights at its center is key to ensure protection for all victims, today said a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts* in the United Nations Human Rights system.

21 May 2016 description

Il est temps d’approuver les lignes directrices pour une réponse humanitaire inclusive

20 May 2016 description

Silver Spring, MD—The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey offers hope for an often forgotten population: the millions of people with disabilities affected by humanitarian crises. From May 23-24, the world has a unique opportunity to focus representatives of NGOs, States, and funding bodies on the needs of this population, which is made acutely vulnerable during natural disasters and conflicts.

20 May 2016 description

Endorse Global Guidelines for Inclusive Humanitarian Response

(New York) – People with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, displacement, and reconstruction, CBMHandicap International

19 May 2016 description

First World Humanitarian Summit – 23-24 May 2016

GENEVA (19 May 2016) – Speaking ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul next week (23-24 May), the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, urges States worldwide to take into account the rights and the needs of persons with disabilities in their humanitarian responses.

19 May 2016 description


In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.