Advancing Disability-Inclusive Action on Internal Displacement
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
Internal displacement renders the lives of persons with disabilities all the more insecure. Environmental, attitudinal and institutional barriers increase the challenges they face during displacement and hinder their ability to achieve durable solutions. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) with disabilities face several intersecting threats that depend on their age, sex, gender, disability and other characteristics.
There has been growing recognition at the policy level of the need to protect the rights of persons with disabilities affected by conflict, violence and disasters, and include them in humanitarian action and sustainable development. In practice, however, IDPs with disabilities are at risk of exclusion from data collection, decision-making, planning and responses to displacement.
This collaborative report presents the latest research from across the globe on how persons with disabilities are affected by internal displacement. It draws from quantitative and qualitative data collected by IDMC and other organisations to highlight the differentiated and multi-dimensional impacts of displacement on their lives.
It shares lessons from organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), NGOs and civil society on how to mitigate some of the risks IDPs with disabilities encounter and highlights promising tools and practices to guide future action.