Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Response


New guidelines for more inclusive humanitarian action

On 26 February, PHAP and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) have organized in partnership with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat and the Reference Group on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action an online session to introduce the new Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action and discuss how to practically achieve disability-inclusive humanitarian action.

The event will discuss how to make a real difference for persons with disabilities and how best to implement these guidelines in practice. Humanitarian actors need to translate the IASC Guidelines into concrete improvements in their daily activities, continuing to work closely with persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.

You will hear from guest experts such as Sien Andries, an Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist at Humanity and Inclusion; Allan A. Calma, Global Humanitarian Coordinator at Lutheran World Federation (LWF); Kirstin Lange, Programme Specialist (Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action) at UNICEF; and Elham Youssefian Inclusive Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor at the International Disability Alliance.

To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.


Open to All
3:30 PM GMT+02:00
26 February 2020
5:00 PM GMT+02:00
26 February 2020


International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (IAPSIT)


People with Disabilities
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