Emergency actions: making humanitarian aid accessible

In an emergency, many of those already most vulnerable to the effects of disasters are unable to access crucial aid. For World Humanitarian Day, Humanity & Inclusion reaffirms its commitment to making humanitarian aid accessible to every affected person without distinction.

Nepal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, the Middle East, Sierra Leone, the Philippines — millions around the globe are currently affected by crises ranging from epidemics to wars. In these situations, people with disabilities and vulnerable individuals are among the most disadvantaged. 75% of people with disabilities do not have sufficient access to humanitarian aid.

No person should be denied the help they need due to geographical isolation. HI logistics experts work to extend the reach of other humanitarian actors. To surmount obstacles of geography, the organization has created logistics platforms and multi-organizational partnerships to ensure that aid gets where it needs to go, no matter how remote. 

Learn more about the work we do to ensure that people with disabilities can stand tall.