Persons with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to armed conflict and disasters. Discrimination based on disability, age and gender often mean those most in need of humanitarian assistance are excluded.
Together with Humanity and Inclusion, RedR UK has developed a training pack to support enumerators to use the Washington Group questions. The Washington Group questions have been designed to identify people with a disability, by asking whether people have difficulty performing basic universal activities (walking, seeing, hearing, cognition, self-care and communication). They are particularly relevant in humanitarian action to understand who is accessing a programme or service, to collect demographic information or for further disaggregation of data by disability.
Humanity & Inclusion has designed a learning toolkit, and together with RedR UK, developed a training curriculum to support the training of enumerators using the Washington Group questions. The training pack has been composed of several modules, to enable the trainer to select and chose content depending on the audience and training needs. It is complemented with supporting resources, such as handouts and PowerPoints, to provide the trainer with as much support as possible to deliver the training. It is available in English, and French and Arabic by April 2019.