Persons with disabilities make up an estimated 15% of the global population and are disproportionately impacted by humanitarian emergencies. However, their needs and priorities are often not clearly identified and they often face barriers to accessing humanitarian assistance. This module sets out the key actions for coordination teams to ensure that the needs and priorities of persons with disabilities are addressed through humanitarian coordination. It will equip learners with the knowledge to identify the needs and priorities of persons with disabilities and to design and monitor a response that addresses these.

Learning objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Explain what information is needed to design, implement and monitor an inclusive humanitarian response
  • Describe the types of data that are needed to meet these information needs
  • Explain how to use data on persons with disabilities to design an inclusive response using a twin track approach
  • Define specific indicators for disability inclusion and identify indicators to be disaggregated by disability
  • Describe approaches to monitoring access to assistance by persons with disabilities
  • Identify actions to be taken by coordination teams to improve coordination on disability inclusion, including through partnership with OPDs


This module targets primarily Cluster/AoR Coordination Teams (coordinators and IMOs). This module is also suitable for staff of organisations members of any cluster/sector/AoR; or disability actors interested in engaging in humanitarian coordination.


It should take you about 50 minutes to complete this self-paced course. 


This course is composed of a single short self-paced animated module, including various examples and activities. 



Lesson 1: Information needed to inform an inclusive response 
Lesson 2: Designing an inclusive response 
Lesson 3: Monitoring disability inclusion 
Lesson 4: Coordinating an inclusive response 



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