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Humanitarian Issues: Safeguarding people with disabilities during emergencies

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Humanitarian aid workers must do more to care for the needs of people with disabilities during emergencies, the UN humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has said.

In the keynote address to the fifth International Shafallah Forum in Doha, Qatar, Ms. Amos said that while “the challenges facing people with disabilities in conflict and natural disaster rarely make the headlines… we must find ways to meet everyone’s needs.”

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