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29 Dec 2018 description
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Providing Education to Persons with Disabilities - Case Studies

CBM is launching its book on Inclusive Education at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2018. To mark this event, we have compiled a list of case studies highlighting the important of inclusive education.

Special school transformation in Burkina Faso

19 Nov 2018 description
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Children Often Suffer the Most from Disasters

Berlin, November 19, 2018 – Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones. That’s one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2018 with a focus on “Child Protection and Children’s Rights.” The report was released today, one day before Universal Children’s Day, by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum.

08 Oct 2018 description
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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

31 May 2018 description
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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.

15 Apr 2018 description

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

23 Feb 2018 description

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.

08 Feb 2018 description


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.

07 Nov 2017 description
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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.

18 Aug 2017 description
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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.

26 Aug 2016 description

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?

28 May 2016 description
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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.

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

14 May 2016 description
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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.

21 Dec 2015 description
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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

12 Dec 2015 description

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:

12 Oct 2015 description
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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?

09 Sep 2015 description
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CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report 2015

CBM’s work with NTDs