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20110727 Disability Inclusion in Drought and Food Crisis Emergency Response


20110727 Disability Inclusion in Drought and Food Crisis Emergency Response

PLAN & CBM

Disability Inclusion in Drought and Food Crisis Emergency Response
Purpose: This factsheet provides base level information to practitioners for awareness raising, training, advocacy, project design and proposal writing. The information may be used and sent out widely, with reference to CBM and Plan International.
Background
Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups in times of food insecurity and other emergencies. Children with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to neglect or being abandoned, especially in mobile, hungry populations.
Given that persons with disabilities make up 20% of the world’s poorest people, emergency relief efforts need to be inclusive of disability if they are to effectively respond to food crises and adhere to the principles of the ‘Humanitarian Charter’ (1).
Why is it so important to include persons with disabilities?

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