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21 Nov 2018 description
Armed conflict, namely in Afghanistan and Syria, contributed to last year’s exceptionally high casualties, with 2,300 and more than 1,900 recorded in these States alone, respectively.
05 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children report sheds light on why the education of refugee children matters, as well as the challenges teachers face in supporting their ability to recover, learn and thrive.
27 Apr 2018 description
Up to 14 million older people with disabilities may be affected by humanitarian disasters. They are among those most at risk, yet little is known about their particular experiences.
18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, said Human Rights Watch.
14 May 2016 description
report CBM
A Charter will be launched during the World Humanitarian Summit to make humanitarian action increasingly receptive to the rights and the needs of persons with disabilities.
10 May 2016 description
A new HelpAge International report contributes to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect the rights of older people.
03 Dec 2015 description
On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Women's Refugee Commission highlights the discrimination and isolation that intensify the pervasive risk of gender-based violence.
29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch
“Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating many of today’s crises,” HRW chief said. “Protecting human rights and ensuring democratic accountability are key to resolving them.”
03 Dec 2014 description
A new report provides information on efforts to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war.
19 Jun 2014 description
ICBL reports that 15 years after antipersonnel mines ban entered into force, nearly all landmine use and production has ceased and new casualties have dropped dramatically.
22 Apr 2014 description
A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.
10 Oct 2013 description
The note outlines the minimum steps health actors should take to ensure that specific support is available for people with disabilities when needed.
23 Sep 2013 description
report Plan International
Research conducted by Plan provides information on the negative attitudes, discrimination and violence that these children face in pursuit of their rights to education and protection.
20 Jun 2013 description
The new briefing paper focuses on the conditions for victims and refugees fleeing from, or into, 20 different countries contaminated by landmines and other explosive hazards.
18 May 2013 description
report CBM
This publication advocates for persons with disabilities to become active participants, and not to be overlooked in relief and response actions.
12 Sep 2012 description
Women’s Refugee Commission urges that the rights of refugees with disabilities be recognized in human rights monitoring mechanisms New York, NY, September 12, 2012—As the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gets...
21 Feb 2012 description
Introduction The purpose of humanitarian assistance is to enable people to survive crises and disasters, with an impartial focus on those who are most at risk. This study quantifies the funding provided by donors to meet the humanitarian needs of two of the most vulnerable groups: older people and...