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CBM launches a guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction
CBM is launching a good practice guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, based on its longstanding experience in the flood affected communities of Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh.
Building the capacity of people with disabilities to become agents of change for inclusion in disaster risk reduction
The Humanitarian Inclusion Standards become part of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, complementing existing guidelines and filling a gap to ensure the rights of older people and persons with disabilities are addressed in humanitarian action.
Rights-based approach to humanitarian action
In February of this year, with our partners in the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), we were delighted to announce the release of the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards.
As part of an ongoing effort to promote disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Pacific countries, this policy brief identifies priority actions for disaster readiness, response and recovery. It has been prepared through a collaborative approach and should be a key reference in the future, promoting coordination across all levels and stages of the humanitarian cycle in the Region.
Promoting inclusion in Pacific humanitarian action
Lessons learnt from the ADCAP programme
This edition of the inclusion of age & disability in humanitarian action training course was jointly developed by the Age and Disability consortium, a group of seven agencies working to promote age and disability inclusive humanitarian assistance: CBM, DisasterReady.org, Handicap International, HelpAge International, IFRC, Oxford Brookes University and RedR UK.
Globally, around 15 per cent of the population are living with some kind of disability. An estimated 13 per cent of people worldwide are over the age of 60. More than 46 per cent of those who are over the age of 60 have a disability.
Bonn, November 7, 2017 – The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined. On average, people are better prepared for natural hazards such as cyclones or earthquakes than they were five years ago. This is the outcome of a five-year analysis of the WorldRiskIndex. Today, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presents its new WorldRiskReport at the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn.
On 19 August 2017, World Humanitarian Day, CBM launches the smartphone app 'Humanitarian Hands-on Tool' (HHoT), which provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement an inclusive emergency response. Easy to use and fully accessible, this is the first application of its kind.
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, or earthquakes.
In fact, the World Risk Index intends to give answers to the following questions:
How likely is an extreme natural event, and will it affect people?
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.
Il est temps d’approuver les lignes directrices pour une réponse humanitaire inclusive
Time for action for persons with disabilities at the World Humanitarian Summit
Camille Gosselin, Humanitarian Advocacy Manager of Handicap International, explains the Charter on "Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action" that will be launched during the Summit.
The Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster concluded on 14 December 2015, with participants adopting the Dhaka Declaration. This document supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework by calling for inclusion and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in all disaster risk management programmes, including specific actions to be undertaken in the coming two years.
The Sendai Framework - a blueprint for inclusion in DRR
Saturday, Dec. 12, is Universal Health Coverage Day, or UHC for short. This year, Handicap International drafted a joint statement, signed by 19 other organizations active in rehabilitation, highlighting the vital need to not just define rehabilitation in the context of UHC, but to discuss rehabilitation and include rehabilitation within global health planning. The joint statement follows:
CBM recognises International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2015, a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disasters. We also take this opportunity to highlight the importance of following the disability-inclusive practice laid out in the Sendai Framework when implementing DRR programmes.
Why is disability inclusion essential in building resilience?
CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report 2015
CBM’s work with NTDs
Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.
The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.
Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality.
Why is incorporation of universal design and accessibility principles into post disaster response so important?
An estimated one billion people (or about 15% of the world’s population) are living with disability, 80% of these in lower income countries.