In 2019, the launch of the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action marked an important point in efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities are fully included as both beneficiaries and actors in humanitarian response. The Reference Group aims to sustain gains made and further advance disability inclusive humanitarian action, for a real impact to be seen ‘on the ground’.

The Reference Group is a platform fostering cooperation between UN, International Agencies, NGOs and organizations of persons with disabilities in promoting disability inclusive humanitarian response, including, but not limited to, supporting the development, dissemination and implementation of key guidance materials, including the IASC Guidelines. The Group will build on and reinforce efforts of individual organizations in this regard; and links with broader processes for strengthening the quality and accountability of humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities.

Membership of the Group is open to international, regional and local organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies, as well as interagency networks, multilateral or bilateral agencies, private sector, academics and others committed to promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action.

In 2020, the Reference Group is co-chaired by the International Disability Alliance, CBM Global and UNICEF

List of core members of the Reference Group as of November 2, 2020

Please find the link to the list HERE.

Humanitarian Acronyms

In order to ensure clear understanding of humanitarian documents, DRG Co-Chairs have put together a list of commonly used humanitarian acronyms. This list will be updated frequently with new acronyms. Please click HERE to download the list in PDF and HERE to download the Word Format.

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