Online launch of IDMC’s report
“Advancing disability-inclusive action on internal displacement”
1 December 2022 | 15.30 – 17.00 CET
You are invited to join the online launch of IDMC’s new report “Advancing disability-inclusive action on internal displacement” taking place on Thursday 1 December at 15.30-17.00 (CET). The event is proudly co-sponsored by the following partners:
Please register to participate in the online event here by 30 November 2022. The event will include closed captions and international sign language interpretation.
IDMC has led the production of the first collaborative report on internally displaced persons (IDPs) with disabilities in situations of conflict, violence and disasters. The report brings together inputs from CBM, the European Disability Forum, Humanity & Inclusion, the Inclusive Data Charter, IMPACT Initiatives, Ruhr University Bochum - Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities and UNHCR.
The report draws from quantitative and qualitative data collected by IDMC and other organisations to examine the differentiated and multi-dimensional impacts of displacement on the lives of persons with disabilities. It shares lessons from organisations of persons with disabilities, NGOs and civil society on how to mitigate some of the risks IDPs with disabilities encounter and highlights promising tools and practices to guide future action.
One of the key takeaways of the report is that it is essential to guarantee the meaningful participation of IDPs with disabilities in decision making, remove barriers and recognise and strengthen their capacity to lead activities to address displacement. Improving the availability of actionable data on the issue would lay the foundations for more inclusive planning and responses.