Humanitarian Action

CBM responds to a variety of humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, forced displacement and armed conflict. We work to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people in such high-risk situations are not left behind.

Our work is built on a series of international agreements including:

The Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities

The Core Humanitarian Standard

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Sphere Charter

Empowering people in times of vulnerability

Our work aims to save lives.  To be most effective, CBM’s humanitarian work seeks to make links with existing partner programs and disabled people’s groups so that the most vulnerable will have a voice in the design of humanitarian response and recovery work.

How we help

Our humanitarian action is particularly focused on responding to immediate health needs of the affected population. CBM also offers advice to other agencies and governments so that their action may better include people with disabilities.   We also aim to use cash transfers as the best response in situations where local markets are functioning. CBM works with local partner organisations who have experience and skills in responding to disasters in different contexts.

We help in the field through:

Prevention of communicable diseases, physical rehabilitation from trauma and psychological support for victims of violence

Influence national governments, UN and international NGOs to become more disability inclusive

Health Programs

Disability Inclusive Technical Advice

Prevention of communicable diseases, physical rehabilitation from trauma and psychological support for victims of violence

Influence national governments, UN and international NGOs to become more disability inclusive

By engaging with both local and international organisations, CBM is able to leverage local knowledge and skills to better respond to a disaster, whilst also influencing international partners to be more disability inclusive in their operations.

Find out more in our Resources Section.

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