Disability Mainstreaming in Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Response

Humanitarian crises and natural disasters hit vulnerable groups hardest. Amongst these are persons with disabilities. They are at risk of staying behind because they are either hidden as a result of stigma or when they and their caregivers cannot cope with the situation. Natural disasters and conflicts lead to an increase of disabilities caused, among others, by injuries or the effects of malnutrition. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, in cooperation with local partners, is committed to make sure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten in emergency work.