6 facts that reveal how humanitarian aid is failing people with disabilities
From the refugee crisis to the aftermath of natural disasters, humanitarian aid is essential in tackling some of the world’s most devastating living conditions. But not all people have equal access to aid.
People with disabilities around the world often have unmet needs that stem from social stigma and inequality, high rates of poverty, and poor health care. And that systemic inequality is only compounded in crisis situations.
Aug. 19 is World Humanitarian Day, which acknowledges the difficult and undeniable important work of aid workers. But while there are many triumphs to celebrate in terms of humanitarian relief, it’s also crucial to see how far we still need to go — especially for populations particularly vulnerable to crisis. Read more…