Published in: 2016
The main aim of this document is to support the inclusion of older people and people with disabilities in the programmes of all humanitarian organisations. Recognising that some people have specific needs requiring particular expertise, these Standards also encourage partnership and coordination with specialist organisations and associations representing people with disabilities or older people.
The Minimum Standards provide guidance for the delivery of humanitarian response that includes women, men, girls and boys of all ages and abilities equally. Gender, age and disability intersect to influence an individual’s access to protection and assistance in times of crisis, for example through multiple layers of discrimination, or legal, social or cultural barriers. The analysis of age and disability is a key contributor to a strong gender analysis. Humanitarian programmes that are based on this understanding will directly contribute to realising equal access and opportunities.
ADCAP Consortium (2016). Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action. London, UK.
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