A rapid assessment focusing on disability inclusion in humanitarian action at Lombok Island of West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia was conducted from the 8th to 11th of August 2018 following the 7.0 Magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake which hit the island on August 5th, 2018 in Lombok. The asessment was conducted by the Disabled People's Organisations of West Nusa Tenggara, Disability Inclusion Service Unit of Central Java Disaster Management Agency (Unit LIDi BPBD Jawa Tengah) and supported by Arbeiter – Samariter - Bund (ASB) Indonesia and the Philippines.
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.