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Humanity & Inclusion produces studies on the barriers faced by people with disabilities, and proposes a series of recommendations for including them in humanitarian actions and development projects, so that they are not left behind in times of crisis, conflict, natural disaster and poverty. 

Disability-Inclusive approaches to climate action Disability-Inclusive approaches to climate action Disability-Inclusive approaches to climate action Disability-Inclusive approaches to climate action

Disability-Inclusive Approaches to Climate Action

While global actors are increasingly recognizing the impacts of climate change on disability, the recognition has not widely translated into concrete, comprehensive, and geography-specific climate policies and initiatives that account for the unique needs of people with disabilities, and in particular, women with disabilities.

Date: June 2024

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Rehabilitation matters

The appeal made by people in conflict-affected areas.

Seven people have shared their experiences of access to rehabilitation and assistive technologies in Colombia, Iraq and the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Discover their stories and our findings in this report.

Date: May 2024

Escalation of violence and impacts on persons with disabilities and persons with injuries in the West Bank Escalation of violence and impacts on persons with disabilities and persons with injuries in the West Bank Escalation of violence and impacts on persons with disabilities and persons with injuries in the West Bank Escalation of violence and impacts on persons with disabilities and persons with injuries in the West Bank

Escalation of violence and impacts on persons with disabilities and persons with injuries in the West Bank

Since October 7, 2023, violence in the West Bank has escalated sharply, resulting in population displacement, numerous casualties and massive destruction. In this report, we take stock of the impact of the conflict on injured people and people with disabilities in this region.

Date : April 2024

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Out of reach

The Impact of Explosive Weapons in Ukraine – Focus on hard-to-reach areas.

The challenges and human impacts in hard-to-reach areas – such as in Kharkiv, Mykolaiv and Kherson Oblasts – exemplify the specific and systematic pattern of harm caused by explosive weapons during and after armed conflicts.

Date: February 2024

Blast Impacts: Looking into the Consequences of Explosive Weapons in Gaza Blast Impacts: Looking into the Consequences of Explosive Weapons in Gaza Blast Impacts: Looking into the Consequences of Explosive Weapons in Gaza Blast Impacts: Looking into the Consequences of Explosive Weapons in Gaza

Blast Impacts: Looking into the Consequences of Explosive Weapons in Gaza

What is the impact of explosions on the physical and mental health of civilians in the Gaza Strip? Here are some answers in this report.

Publication: December 2023

Available in English only

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Inclusive education for refugee children with disabilities

Recommendations for the global refugee forum.

Refugee children with disabilities have very little access to education. In the camps, they face stigmatization and exclusion, which also limits their access to essential services. Donors and governments must increase funding and strengthen policies to support inclusive education.

Date2023

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Always Included

Uninterrupted education for children with disabilities before, during, and after a crisis.

"Globally, some 72 million children are out of school due to emergencies and protracted crises. Of these, at least 17% are children with disabilities."

Date: November 2023

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Disability-inclusive development

This issue of Au Courant aims to clarify key concepts and help address the issue of inclusive development for people with disabilities in policies and programs.

Date: July 2023

Women and girls with disabilities Women and girls with disabilities Women and girls with disabilities Women and girls with disabilities

Women and girls with disabilities

A briefing paper on ODA at the crossroads of disability and gender.

Date: 2023

Humanity & Inclusion Canada's brief on inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights for people with disabilities Humanity & Inclusion Canada's brief on inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights for people with disabilities Humanity & Inclusion Canada's brief on inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights for people with disabilities Humanity & Inclusion Canada's brief on inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights for people with disabilities

Inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights for people with disabilities

To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development as part of its in-depth study on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.

Date: April 2023

[Available in French only]