Including children with disabilities in humanitarian settings – WaSH booklet
Children and adults with disabilities are among the most marginalized people in any community affected by crisis. To make matters worse, they often are excluded from humanitarian assistance. But while crises put children with disabilities at risk, they can also create opportunities. Damaged buildings and infrastructure can be rebuilt better and more accessible than before. Programmes and services set up to help people to deal with and recover from the crisis can be designed to include children with disabilities from the outset. UNICEF has developed guidance to help make sure that children and adolescents with disabilities are included in all stages of humanitarian action – from preparing for emergencies to recovering from them.Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action consists of six booklets full of practical actions and tips. These booklets exist in English, Arabic and French.