Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities
Summary: The Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities are designed to help address the gap in understanding the needs, capacities and rights of older people and people with disabilities, and promote their inclusion in humanitarian action. The Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities consist of nine Key inclusion standards, derived from the Nine Commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), and seven sets of sector-specific inclusion standards: protection; water, sanitation and hygiene; food security and livelihoods; nutrition; shelter, settlement and household items; health; and education.
The Education Standards (p. 230) include:
- Collecting information: Older people and people with disabilities have their education capacities and needs identified and monitored.
- Addressing barriers: Older people and people with disabilities have access to educational opportunities, with curricula and materials suitable for a range of learners.
- Participation and decision-making: Older people and people with disabilities participate in education activities and decision-making.
The Education inclusion standards complement existing standards and guidance on education in emergencies. They should be read in conjunction with Key inclusion standards, INEE Minimum Standards for Education, and Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.