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COVID and persons with disabilities IASC_190520

COVID-19 RESPONSE: APPLYING THE IASC GUIDELINES ON INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION 
 
This note provides an overview of the factors that may put persons with disabilities at heightened risk in the COVID-19 pandemic and response in humanitarian settings; and proposes actions to address these risks. This note draws on the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action1, applying these to the COVID-19 pandemic2. This note is intended for use by field coordinators, camp managers and public health personnel, as well as national and local governments and the wider humanitarian community, including organizations of persons with disabilities, who are involved in the decision making and implementation of multi-sectorial COVID-19 outbreak readiness and response activities in humanitarian settings. 
 
 
➢ Recognizing intersectionality  The factors placing persons with disabilities at heightened risk in the COVID-19 pandemic may be exacerbated by age, gender and other factors. It is essential that the response to COVID-19 considers persons 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Protection - Turkey Cross Border
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
15 Sep 2020
Document type: 
Guidelines
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020