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Enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities living in urban areas

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People with disabilities constitute a significant proportion of the poor in developing countries. If internationally agreed targets on reducing poverty are to be reached, it is critical that specific measures be taken to reduce the societal discrimination and isolation that people with disabilities continue to face. Transport is an important issue. This paper aims to further the understanding of the mobility and access issues experienced by people with disabilities in developing countries and to identify specific steps that can be taken to start addressing problems; produce a compendium of guidelines that can be used by government authorities, advocacy groups and agencies to improve the access to transport. The investigation into mobility needs was conducted in five case study countries: India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa

Handbook for emergencies


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The purpose of this revised handbook is to provide guidance to field workers during emergency situations. It is divided into four sections: UNHCR principles of international protection and emergency response, emergency management, operations (including health, food, sanitation and water), and support to operations. The appendices include a number of useful tools, indicators, and resources; memoranda of understanding; and a glossary. The text of the handbook is available as a single and fairly large PDF file (2,305kb). Therefore, the downloading time for some users may be significant.


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