Key Findings Summary
A rapid assessment focusing on Age and Disability Inclusion in the Rohingya refugee response in the Cox's Bazar area in Bangladesh was undertaken from the 29th of November to the 4th December 2017 by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh. Key findings of the assessment are outlined below.
In general, beside some notable inclusion actors, the needs of persons with disabilities and older persons are not sufficiently being taken into account in the response.
Humanitarian actions must benefit all, including women, men, children, older persons marginalised groups and persons with disabilities. Everyone can be affected by emergency situations, however, individuals that belong to most-at-risk groups face higher risks and are disproportionately affected due to a wide range of barriers. The often life-threatening impact on most at risk groups can be attributed to the absence of inclusive perspectives in humanitarian actions.