This resource kit is intended for United
Nations (UN), nongovernmental organization (NGO), community-based organization
(CBO) and disabled persons' organization (DPO) field staff working with
refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons (IDPs) with disabilities.
It is intended to provide practical ideas on how to improve services and
protection for people with disabilities and enhance their inclusion and
participation in community affairs. It is based on the findings of
five country field studies, as well global desk research into other refugee
and IDP programs and an analysis of existing international policies and
practices relating to displaced persons with disabilities. The resource
kit is a compilation of lessons learned and ideas for action. It is not
intended as authoritative guidelines. It is an initiative that the Women's
Commission hopes will be built on and developed over time, with input from
a broad range of humanitarian actors, CBOs, DPOs and displaced persons
with disabilities themselves. References to relevant international guidelines
are given after each section.