This report was based on the results of a global consultation carried out in 2015 as a contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit and is intended to better identify the changes needed for a disability-inclusive humanitarian response. A total of 769 responses were collected through 3 online surveys targeting persons with disabilities, disabled people's organizations (DPOs), and humanitarian actors.
Results found that 85% of humanitarian actors who responded to the survey recognized that persons with disabilities are more vulnerable in times of crisis and 92% estimated that these persons are not properly taken into account in humanitarian response.
Addressing these challenges is a human right imperative. It has also to do with an effective implementation of principled humanitarian aid. This ambition requires changes in policies and practices within the humanitarian community as a whole.
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