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CBM works with local partners to provide effective support to people with disabilities and their families during times of conflict or natural disaster.
The impact of a disaster or conflict is greater for those living with a disability because:
People are at risk of sustaining a disability during a disaster/conflict because of:
When disasters/conflicts happen, CBM, with our partners, can identify people living with disabilities among the affected population and meet their immediate needs of food, water, shelter and healthcare.
After the initial emergency response, CBM remains in the affected area to support, plan and develop long-term programmes that promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities into all aspects of community life such as:
Inclusive emergency response is an important aspect of the way CBM strives to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in some of the world’s poorest countries.
www.trust.org/alertnet - Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network based around a popular website. It aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe. CBM is a member.
http://reliefweb.int - ReliefWeb is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and provides information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters.
www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/code-of-conduct - the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief was developed and agreed upon by eight of the world's largest disaster response agencies in 1994. It is used by the International Federation to monitor its own standards of relief delivery and to encourage other agencies to set similar standards.