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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.

09 Nov 2018 description

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.

12 Oct 2018 description
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13 October is designated as International Day for Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Every year the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Day recognises progress and encourages further efforts to build disaster resilient communities and nations.

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 Aug 2018 description
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LCB Declaration Paper - Berlin Conference 2018
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LCB Paper Berlin August 2018

With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.

09 Aug 2018 description
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19 August is World Humanitarian Day, a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year we provide a snapshot into our work with partners during a response to flooding in Kenya.

Flooding causes mass internal displacement

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.

09 Nov 2017 description

Les ONGI signataires de cette déclaration accueillent avec enthousiasme l’organisation de la première conférence régionale sur la stabilisation dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et l’implication de tous les acteurs présents pour trouver des solutions de long-terme à la crise sécuritaire, humanitaire, politique et socio-économique que traverse la région.

07 Nov 2017 description
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Press Release

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.

13 Oct 2017 description
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The MAHITA ophthalmology unit is dedicated to the children with visual impairment. CBM is supporting the refurbishment of the entire ophthalmology service and provides equipment for the theatre surgery, the patients’ ward, the waiting room, and the outpatient dispensary.

The opening of the MAHITA Pediatric Eye care and Training project

02 Oct 2017 description
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Hurricane Matthew - One year later

Over the last 12 months, since Hurricane Matthew, CBM and partners have been working to ensure that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives.

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.

10 Jul 2017 description
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CBM-ASE and partner Resources for the Blind, Inc. turned over 13 duplex houses to 48 persons with disabilities in Bogo City, Cebu.

The Bohol family gratefully walks inside their new home. Their son Willance, a child with visual impairment, is one of the recipients of a new house in Barangay Cayang, Bogo City.

21 Apr 2017 description
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Following the devastating earthquake of 25th April 2015, CBM, with partner organisations, has been working to ensure that everyone in the affected communities - including persons with disabilities - benefits from and participates in relief and recovery work. We have implemented emergency programmes in partnership with 9 local partners covering 17 districts affected by the earthquake.

Background information

04 Apr 2017 description
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Six months after Hurricane Matthew, CBM response is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives.

Most powerful storm in ten years