Inclusion of Disadvantaged Groups in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction: From Policy to Practice
Organiser(s): Carolin Funke, Dennis Dijkzeul

Humanitarian crises make many people vulnerable. Paradoxically, the most vulnerable people, such as the elderly, children, persons living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, persons with disabilities, LGTBQ+ persons, and other disadvantaged groups, have the hardest time to make their voices heard and their needs addressed. For example, persons with disabilities rarely participate in humanitarian decision-making and often face multiple barriers that hamper access to crucial services. In Venezuela, shortages of basic supplies, including a lack of medicine, heavily affected people with diabetes. With the 2016 Humanitarian Inclusion Charter humanitarians have increased their efforts to make their assistance and protection, as well as their disaster risk management, more inclusive. Yet, ..
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