The Kampala Convention is the world's first legally-binding, regional treaty to protect people displaced in their own countries. Today on its 10th anniversary we pay tribute to the vision of the @_AfricanUnion+ the commitments of its Member States to address internal displacement https://t.co/WFgFw2PHxA
This is why it is imperative for governments and humanitarian actors to ensure that these specific challenges are taken into account, that aid and services are accessible and inclusive, and that the meaningful participation of people with disabilities is supported #IDPD2022
Millions of people with disabilities are estimated to be forcibly displaced by persecution, violence and human rights violations. Many face challenges and risks from the moment of flight, and even on reaching safety, services, aid and protection may be inaccessible. https://t.co/3O0Zgp8Ihf
At the @end_svc conference this week, hosted by @FCDOGovUK, we were happy to contribute to the discussion on the need for systemic inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls, at all levels of humanitarian responses. https://t.co/pSN6cm34wU
Gender-based violence must be prevented! Prevention and response services must be supported and prioritized. And funding must be sustained for life-saving humanitarian programs to ensure refugees and other forcibly displaced people can meet their basic needs. #16Days https://t.co/vwGWFmQ2Ue
Many displaced women + girls are skipping meals, kids are being sent to work instead of school and some may have no options but to beg or engage in the sale/exchange of sex to survive. Too many are facing heightened risks of exploitation, trafficking, child marriage and violence.
A toxic mix of crises - conflict, climate, humanitarian funding shortfalls, and increasing costs – are inflicting a devastating toll on the forcibly displaced.
This is being felt across the world, but women and girls are among the first and most to suffer.https://t.co/UO2T5lB31K