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WHAT HUMANITARIAN NEED IS BEING ADDRESSED?

Sensitizing communities and other stakeholders to the needs of people with disabilities and older people during floods to make process more inclusive and accessible.

Despite growing awareness of the importance of inclusive
humanitarian response, there is limited evidence that
people with disability and older people are being included.

Elrha, Gap Analysis: the Inclusion of
People with Disability and Older
People in Humanitarian Response. Page 67

WHAT IS THE INNOVATIVE SOLUTION AND HOW WILL IT IMPROVE EXISTING HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE?

In order to directly tackle the problem of lack of awareness and sensitivity towards people with disabilities and older people when designing and rolling out flood preparedness and response strategies, Words. Rhythms. Images (WRI) will design a community engagement model using participatory videos.

The model will include bringing together community members, rescue workers, and volunteers with people with disabilities and older people to understand challenges they have faced during flood mitigation.

The end product will be community-directed video(s) that can be used by other communities in other geographies to make their flood preparedness and response strategies more sensitive to the needs of older people and people with disabilities.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

WRI expect that the videos developed under this project can be used as a tool to make preparedness, rescue, and rehabilitation process more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities and older people. The videos will be disseminated to those on the frontlines such as rescue workers, first responders, medical practitioners and other stakeholders such as policy makers, government officials, NGOs, and educational institutions to shed light on this often overlooked issue.

WRI field researcher interviews Mohammad about the flooding in his neighborhood in 2018. Location: Kavalappara village, Nilambur, Kerala. Photographer: Niyaz (community member)
Moosa Kutty and his granddaughter share their memories of the 2018 floods with the WRI field researcher. Location: Kavalappara village, Nilambur, Kerala. Photographer: Niyaz (community member).
Moideen shares his story about the 2018 flooding in his village with the WRI researcher. Location: Kavalappara village, Nilambur, Kerala. Photographer: Niyaz (community member).

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