Including children with disabilities in humanitarian action
The purpose of Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action is to strengthen the inclusion of children and women with dis-abilities and their families in emergency preparedness, response and early recovery, and recovery and reconstruction. This series of booklets provides insight into the situation of children with disabilities in humanitarian contexts, highlights the ways in which they are excluded from humanitarian action, and offers practical actions and tips to better include children and adolescents with disabilities in all stages of humanitarian action.
The booklets were created in response to UNICEF colleagues in the field expressing a need for a resource to guide their work. The information and recommendations are based on evidence and good practices gathered from literature and field staff experiences.
The guidance comprises six booklets on how to include children and adolescents with disabilities in humanitarian programmes: 1) general guidance; 2) child protection; 3) education; 4) health and HIV/AIDS; 5) nutrition; 6) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Each booklet is a stand-alone resource with sector-specific humanitarian actions for embracing children, adolescents and families with disabilities.