Feedback from the event of 06 December 2017 at the European Parliament: Addressing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action- A European perspective

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On 6 December, the European Disability Forum (EDF), CBM International and Handicap International organised an event in the European Parliament on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. In this occasion, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced new measures to support people with disabilities in crises, especially the development of EU standards in all EU humanitarian projects.

Participants widely welcomed the European Union intention to strengthen their measures to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU-funded humanitarian action. The EU should show leadership to ensure that humanitarian actors dedicate enough time and resources to the full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.

Read more about this event here or through the link on the right.