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Guidance note on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 CCCM response


This guidance note provides an overview of the risks that persons with disabilities face in the COVID-19 response regarding accessing humanitarian services and proposes actions to address these risks within the CCCM response specifically. This note draws on the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action,1 CCCM chapter, applying these to the northwest Syria COVID-19 response. For more elaborated description of the situation in NWS and comprehensive suggestions of solutions, this guidance note to be read in conjunction with the ITWG “Self-reported barriers to activities of daily living of persons with disabilities living in IDP sites in northwest Syria” brief report and recommendations.2

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Protection - Turkey Cross Border
Original Publication Date: 
11 Feb 2021
Document type: 
Standard Operating Procedures
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2022