St. Lazarus Endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (February 2018)
The Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus is proud to be one of the official endorsers of the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, agreed upon in the Istanbul World Humanitarian Summit.
This Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action has been developed in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (23 and 24 May 2016, Istanbul) by over 70 stakeholders from States, UN agencies, the international civil society community and global, regional and national organisations of persons with disabilities. By endorsing this Charter, you will commit to render humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities, by lifting barriers persons with disabilities are facing in accessing relief, protection and recovery support and ensuring their participation in the development, planning and implementation humanitarian programmes. This Charter is open for endorsement by States and governments, UN agencies, organisations involved in humanitarian contexts and organisations of persons with disabilities.
This initiative is co-funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
For the full list of Charter endorsers, including the Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, one can go to the following link - http://humanitariandisabilitycharter.org/