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How can we ensure the safety and wellbeing of children with disabilities during humanitarian crises?

Health
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Recommendation #1: Improve data collection & registration for children with disabilities in humanitarian settings
Recommendation #2: Incorporate an inclusive & multi-faceted MHPSS approach to support a continuum of wellbeing
Recommendation #3: Actively encourage the contribution of children with disabilities towards disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction & child protection mechanisms
Recommendation #4: Improve coordination and planning to improve access to basic needs & safety
Recommendation #5: Strengthen education in emergency settings for children with disabilities to better cope and respond to crises

¿Cómo apoyar la salud mental y el bienestar durante la pandemia del COVID-19?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Recomendación #1: Un enfoque multisectorial es necesario para afrontar los problemas de salud mental
Recomendación #2: La provisión de servicio debe ser sostenible y realizable.
Recomendación #3: Las intervenciones deben de ajustarse a la situación actual basándose en la evidencia existente y evaluando enfoques innovadores.
Recomendación #4: Más investigación es requerida para identificar cuál la provisión de servicios más adecuada y eficaz.
Recomendación #5: Fortalecer las estrategias de comunicación y la entrega de información para apoyar el bienestar de todos.

How can the health of people with disabilities in humanitarian camps be supported during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Learn from prior research on barriers faced by people with disabilities in humanitarian camps, to inform an inclusive COVID-19 response
Ensure the continuity of basic and specialised services for people with disabilities in camps.
Women and children with disabilities need specific consideration during the COVID-19 response in camps.
Mainstream recommendations for the containment of COVID-19 in camps need to be adapted to be disability inclusive.
A targeted approach “targeted shielding”, could ensure that people with disabilities are specifically catered for in containment measures.

How can we measure disability in research related to the COVID-19 response?

COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Use the Washington Group Enhanced Short Set (WGES), supplemented by other tools as relevant
Dedicate sufficient resources to translation and training
Follow guidance to analyse, disaggregate, interpret and present data
Where insufficient resources exist to embed the WGES, consider alternatives but invest in pilot testing first
Include assessment of impairments or health conditions depending on the research question and resource availability
Invest in further research to strengthen identification tools for people with disabilities

How can social protection responses to COVID-19 be made disability inclusive?

Livelihood & Social Protection
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Eligibility criteria should be reviewed to avoid the widespread exclusion of people with disabilities in need of support during COVID-19.
Application procedures and facilities for social protection and relief interventions must be accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
Mechanisms for delivering social protection and other must be accessible and support the agency of people with disabilities
The content of COVID-19 economic responses must be relevant to people with disabilities and adequate to meet their needs.
Social protection should be coordinated with other sectors and actors to develop complementary interventions

What do we know about how to support mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic from past infectious disease epidemics?

COVID-19
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
A multi-sectoral approach is needed to address mental health issues
Service provision needs to be sustainable and feasible
Interventions must be adapted to meet the constantly changing demands of a novel health crisis
Need for rigorous research on appropriate and effective service provision
Strong communication campaigns are essential to support wellbeing and reduce disinformation

What are the key considerations for including people with disabilities in COVID-19 hygiene promotion programmes?

COVID-19
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Programme designers should conduct a rapid review of WASH-related challenges
Disability-inclusion is a key consideration when designing COVID-19 WASH programmes
People with all types of disabilities must be engaged at all stages of COVID-19 programming
Assistance needs to be provided to people with disabilities and carers
All WASH facilities and services need to be designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind
Apply a gender lens to disability inclusive WASH COVID-19 responses
Train WASH practitioners and healthcare workers on disability inclusive WASH
Learn from and document experiences to inform disability inclusive programming and policies

What works to improve educational outcomes of children with disabilities in school?

Education
Recommendations
More evidence is needed if we are to understand how, and for whom, inclusive education works in LMIC, particularly in relation to academic achievement.
More evidence is needed regarding educational outcomes of children with disabilities in response to various interventions, as these are seldom measured in LMIC.
Integrating best practices from rehabilitation and special education needs to be facilitated in low-resource settings.
We need to involve parents in educational interventions.

How do we ensure that children with disabilities are not bullied in school?

Stigma
Education
Recommendations
Inclusive education settings need universal interventions.
Schools for children with disabilities can include targeted prevention interventions to reduce perpetration and victimisation.
Educators need capacity development in order to help prevent and respond to bullying.
Interventions need to be multicomponent and address the systemic roots of victimisation.