Supporting Agencies

The following agencies have added their support to the Inclusion Charter.

Acceptance International

Who we are

Supporting Humanitarian Organisations to deliver Aid Programs safely and securely. Non-Governmental [Non-Profit] Humanitarian Organisation Independent, Neutral, Impartial and driven by Humanitarian need.

Why we support the charter

Delivering impartial and accountable humanitarian assistance that responds to vulnerability in all its forms, and reaches the most marginalized people is the key to Acceptance, Access, Safety, Security and ultimately the value of our work as Humanitarians to save lives and alleviate suffering.

Age International

Who we are

Age International is the UK member of the HelpAge global network: together we focus on the needs and rights of older people in low and middle-income countries.

Why we support the charter

We support the Inclusion Charter because we believe that no one should be left behind in humanitarian programmes and policy.

Age Nigeria Foundation

Who we are

Age Nigeria Foundation is a leading NGO on the care of older people who need special attention, love and care.

Why we support the charter

We want a world where the vulnerable are encouraged to live dignified lives.

Ageing with a Smile Initiative

Who we are

Ageing with a Smile Initiative (ASI) is a voluntary community-based organisation launched in January 2010 to promote and protect the health and rights of older persons in The Gambia. The vision of the organisation is to ensure that elderly in the country enjoy good health, remain productive and are valued and cared for by society.

Why we support the charter

The Inclusion Charter is consistent with our values.

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Who we are

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is responsible for leading the Australian Government's response to international humanitarian crises.

Why we support the charter

Australia is pleased to support the inclusion charter as we share its commitment to placing affected people, including most marginalised groups, at the centre of humanitarian action.

CAFOD

Who we are

CAFOD is the England and Wales Caritas. We work in humanitarian and development contexts, primarily working through local actors. CAFOD engages with a broad portfolio of partners, including a wide range of faith-based, secular and community based organisations, as a means of ensuring of reaching those most in need regardless of faith, gender, ethnicity or other defining feature. This breadth of partnerships also supports our commitment to 'reaching the hardest to reach’

Why we support the charter

We are committed to the 5 commitments of the inclusion charter, and to ensuring that the most vulnerable people are served in our work. We support the Core Humanitarian Standards, and to ensuring that vulnerable people have a voice in our programme decision making.

Center for Community Advancement and Family Empowerment (CECAFE)

Who we are

CECAFE participates in the HelpAge Regional Network for East, West and Central Africa. It is an extension of the Social Work Department of the United Methodist University. It is involved in several projects, including Consultant to the Coalition of Caregivers and Advocates for the Elderly (COCAEL).

Why we support the charter

We support the Inclusion Charter because older people are forgotten in emergencies.

Christian Aid

Who we are

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Why we support the charter

We have set out "Equality for All" at the heart of our strategy because we believe that the root causes of poverty are signified by inequality and injustice. A more inclusive world is one where diversity is acknowledged and valued and people are empowered to speak out and affect change. We aim to uphold safety, dignity and accessibility in our work respecting impartiality and accountability. We therefore fully support the Charter for Inclusion which outlines practical and achievable steps to deliver an inclusive humanitarian response.

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Who we are

CIVICUS is a global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world, with members in more than 170 countries.

Why we support the charter

Designing better, more inclusive responses to humanitarian crises is pressing need. This Charter presents some practical way to achieve this.

Consejo de Seguridad y Justicia de las Familias - Pueblo de la Nación Argentina

Who we are

Esta organización está dando sus primeros pasos y desea integrar a todas las familias de un país e invitar a otros pueblos para hacer lo propio. Proteger a la Humanidad.

Why we support the charter

Quedan tan solo 14 años resiliencia contra el Cambio Climático y el Calentamiento Global. Todos debemos esforzarnos a revertir lo peor. Por el bien de nuestras hijos y nietos.

Development & Humanitarian Committee (DHC)

Who we are

Development & Humanitarian Committee (DHC) is a subsidiary organization for and the international charity of Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR). DHC works on humanitarian and development initiatives for the people of Somalia at first and for the global citizens in general. Having realised that by giving direct humanitarian aid and working on development projects, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) do protect human rights, SJHR has set up this organization as its subsidiary branch to work on those fields for the benefit of Somalia and its people and for the entire humanity. For effective protection of plights, protection should go hand in hand with relief. Protection should include even protecting people from hunger and homelessness. Therefore, we should not forget to give food to the poor IDPs, refugees, and separated children from their families and the elderly and disabled persons. We should also try to provide non-food items.

Why we support the charter

Because we are in support of the key actions that are necessary to ensure assistance is provided for all vulnerable groups by the Humanitarian Fraternity which we are part and parcel of.

East Eagle Foundation

Who we are

East Eagle Foundation is an NGO working to provide humanitarian assistance to disabled people in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Why we support the charter

We support the Inclusion Charter because we hope that the inclusion of disabled people is possible if we're working together.

Forum for Awareness and Youth Activity, Nepal (FAYA-Nepal)

Who we are

FAYA Nepal is a NGO working in the sector of humanitarian support to those who are at risk during emergencies.

Why we support the charter

As a humanitarian organisation, we would like to promote inclusion in humanitarian response because we believe that it will contribute to making accountable to the humanitarian actors towards the rights of the people in emergencies.

GenCap

Who we are

GenCap is a support project that seeks to make gender and age mainstreaming core to humanitarian response

Why we support the charter

Because it will contribute a lot to better and more egalitarian humanitarian response that seeks to be people centred and inclusive

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.

Who we are

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe works worldwide to help all human beings to live dignified, peaceful and safe lives of their own accord. We provide emergency relief after disasters, and assist with reconstruction and long-term development of all spheres of life. In the long run our goal is to reduce the vulnerability of communities to new conflicts or natural disasters and to strengthen their resilience - irrespective of their gender and political or religious values.

Why we support the charter

Help assist people in need towards achieving self reliance. The five steps of the Inclusion Charter totally fit in with our philosophy and support our aims.

Helpage India

Who we are

HelpAge India is a national organization working with 2 million elderly. We treat 1.6 million people every year and are the largest organization working with poor older people.

Why we support the charter

Older people are the most neglected in every disaster. They are last and lost in the relief queue.

HelpAge International

Who we are

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. We work to ensure that older people are included in immediate and long-term humanitarian relief efforts on the ground, and in humanitarian policies and guidelines.

Why we support the charter

Older people are among the most vulnerable in humanitarian crises and face neglect in the design and delivery humanitarian assistance. By supporting an inclusive approach to humanitarian response we can contribute to the delivery of impartial and accountable assistance that addresses the neglect faced by older people and other marginalised groups.

Humanity Road

Who we are

Humanity Road delivers disaster preparedness and response information to the global mobile public before, during, and after a disaster. Providing aid information helps individuals survive, sustain, and reunite with each other and with their pets. Humanity Road strives to close the disaster communications gap through process improvement, collaboration, partnerships, education and training.

Why we support the charter

Humanity Road is honored to sign the Charter on Inclusion of all Vulnerable Population in Humanitarian Actions. Humanity Road commits to continue to help the Vulnerable and their families prepare for disasters, to assist them with their needs during and after disasters, and to support their inclusion in disaster response planning and training so "no one gets left behind." We also believe that "Everyone deserves the right to call for help. Someone should hear that call. "

Ibasho

Who we are

The Ibasho approach recognizes elders as valuable assets to their community, empowering them to be active participants and combat the harmful outcomes created by society's negative perceptions and expectations, social isolation, a loss of dignity and respect, and a sense of uselessness, and irrelevance. The Ibasho model draws on multiple constructs, including empowerment, community building, social capital, inclusivity, and resilience. We partner with communities across the globe to to foster socially inclusive, resilient, sustainable communities that value elders.

Why we support the charter

With the simultaneous rise in the numbers of elders and natural disasters, societies worldwide are increasingly facing two critical questions: how can we care for unprecedented numbers of elders in our society, and how can we reduce the vulnerability of older populations during and after catastrophic natural disasters and epidemics? Ibasho, therefore, supports inclusive humanitarian action, and community building more broadly, in order to achieve parity for marginalized populations across the lifespan.

International Rescue Committee

Who we are

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Why we support the charter

The IRC supports the Inclusion Charter as we believe that an inclusive approach to humanitarian programming is essential in ensuring that assistance reaches the most marginalized people. This endorsement of the Inclusion Charter shows IRC's commitment to the principles of the Charter and to ensuring these principles are put into practice in all IRC's work across the globe.

IOM

Who we are

UN-Migration Agency

Why we support the charter

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Who we are

Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe.

Why we support the charter

Islamic Relief realises the importance of leave no one behind and is committed to inclusive programming through introducing change to its policies and strategies, project design, implementation and evaluation, and the skills, capacity and knowledge of the organisation.

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe

Who we are

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance services, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin. Johanniter International Assistance is the department for emergency relief, humanitarian assistance and development cooperation, implementing and supporting projects worldwide, mainly in the health sector.

Why we support the charter

The delivery of inclusive humanitarian action, which recognises and responds to the diversity of affected populations, is critical to the fulfillment of the humanitarian principles of humanity and impartiality. By supporting the Charter we want to reinforce both global and internal efforts to make inclusion a reality.

Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum ( KESSFF )

Who we are

Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum (KESSFF) is a grass roots village based network of small-scale farmers (SSFs) born out of the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD02) Rio+10 held in Johannesburg South Africa in August 2002. We are also part of a similar larger regional network for East, Central and Southern African countries. We bring together SSFs to articulate issues affecting us namely domestic and global policies, domestic and global market access, and availability of SSFs friendly credit. This is in our efforts to fight poverty, inequalities as we actively participate in implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Why we support the charter

Many small-scale farmers are older, and they have to be taken care of.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

Who we are

As an international disability and development organization LIGHT FOR THE WORLD strives for full participation of persons with disabilities in society. That is why we remain steadfast in our vision: education for all, eye care for all, physical rehabilitation for all, empowerment for all, and simply inclusion.

Why we support the charter

Children and adults with disabilities face increased risk in emergency situations. Humanitarian action has to be fully inclusive and in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to make sure that no one is left behind.

Lutheran World Service India Trus (LWSIT)

Who we are

Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT) is an Indian NGO engaged in humanitarian response and community development programs. We work with the poorest of the poor and those affected by disasters regardless of race, sex, creed, caste, nationality or political conviction.

Why we support the charter

LWSIT believes in the principle of inclusion, thereby it serves those in need in the context of disaster situation. It is extremely important that no one should left behind while they need external support and this inclusion charter reinforce our thought for the same.

Mercy Malaysia

Who we are

MERCY Malaysia is an international non-profit organisation focusing on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities, in both crisis and non-crisis situation.

Why we support the charter

OFADEC

Who we are

OFADEC work in the humanitarian sector with refugees and displaced people.

Why we support the charter

We support inclusiveness respect of human dignity.

Participatory Village Development Programme

Who we are

PVDP is humanitarian organisation that works for poorest and deserving communities surviving in underprivileged conditions to normalise their lives.

Why we support the charter

This inclusion is mandatory for all of us if we believe in humanity.

Participatory Welfare Services (PWS)

Who we are

Participatory Welfare Services (PWS) is a not for profit, non-governmental and non-political developmental organisation working in Pakistan.

Why we support the charter

PWS believes in rights for all without any discrimination.

Plan International

Who we are

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Why we support the charter

Plan International is committed to tackling the root causes and consequences of exclusion and gender inequality. Although some progress has been made in advancing gender equality and inclusion, exclusion and gender inequality continue to lead to grave rights violations for many girls and boys everywhere we work, including in humanitarian settings .

Relief International

Who we are

Relief International is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. We are non-sectarian and non-political.

Why we support the charter

Our approach is to work with the most vulnerable and marginalised people. The Inclusion Charter offers the opportunity to make a strong but practical commitment to ensure that these groups are represented, included and empowered through all aspects of our programming.

Rural Development and Reformation Foundation (RUDERF)

Who we are

RUDERF is a non-profit humanitarian organisation devoted to the development of rural communities through investment in human capital by empowerment and reformation of youths and underage children in rural areas through a series of beneficial programmes in order to improve the quality of life in these areas.

Why we support the charter

We support the inclusion charter because a large proportion of the world's most needy people do not have access to aid provided on different platforms. Hence the need for the objectives and goals of the charter to drastically reduce this and eventually change the current statistics for the good of humanity.

Sightsavers

Who we are

Sightsavers works to prevent avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities living in developing countries

Why we support the charter

We believe humanitarian action should be inclusive of everyone, so the World Humanitarian Summit should commit to the principles outlined in the Inclusion Charter

Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physical Vulnerable (SARPV)

Who we are

SARPV was formed to response a disaster caused by Tornado in 1989. It operated the first disability inclusive response in Bangladesh. Till now it is devotedly working as a humanitarian organization working on other developmental issues.

Why we support the charter

From the previous experience SARPV believes humanitarian tasks can be performed appropriately if and only if it follows this charter. Unless following these charter the initiatives that will be taken will not be effective for the victims.

Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR)

Who we are

Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR) is a Somali civil society organization which works on protection of human rights. We work on monitoring human rights issues in Somalia and the human rights problems facing the Somalis in the Diaspora.

Why we support the charter

Because we support the key actions that are necessary to ensure assistance is provided for all vulnerable groups.

SOS Children's Villages

Who we are

SOS Children's Villages works to ensure quality care for children with noparental care or at risk of losing it. We work with households in difficult situations to ensure that they can care for their children; provide quality care for children who can't count ontheir parents; and support young people living in alternative care settings to smoothly and successfully transition into adulthood and out of cares. We advocate for the rights of these children to be respected and fulfilled.

Why we support the charter

In emergencies the risk for families to get separated increases, leaving children exposed to long term psychological impact and increased risk of exposure to violence, traffic and abuse, or loss of basic care, health and education. Thousands of children flee conflict and disaster unaccompanied, alone. The risks and dangers that these children and young people experience must be acknowledged and prioritised by humanitarian response programmes, policies and investment. This will only be possible through an inclusive approach that ensures specific measures, collection of data and direct involvement of this groups, as the Charter for inclusion states.

Sphere Project

Who we are

The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

Why we support the charter

SRH Serbia, Belgrade

Who we are

We are committed to achieving an inclusive, intercultural, discrimination free, gender equal and pro-choice environment in which everyone, and especially the most vulnerable, will be able to develop, prosper and make informed decisions regarding various aspects of life, including sexual and reproductive health.

Why we support the charter

We share the values of inclusiveness, impartiality and participatory approach that the Inclusion Charter is all about and practice a human-right centered approach where no-one should be left behind regardless of personal characteristics.

The Center for Studies on Aging (CSA)

Who we are

The Center for Studies on Aging (CSA) is a non-governmental organization led by a group of professionals committed to the promotion of evidence-based policy and practice in support of the older population in Lebanon and the Arab world.

Why we support the charter

This is in line with the Center's aim to promote the mainstreaming of older people's issues in all economic, social and health development processes and programs including humanitarian response and assistance. This is particularly pertinent in Lebanon and the Arab region where the CSA is situated.

Trocaire

Who we are

Trocaire works in Ireland and internationally to support the empowerment of the poor and excluded to claim their rights, and to challenge the structural issues that maintain poverty and inequality.

Why we support the charter

The Inclusion Charter reflects the values our mission and reflects our commitments to the WHS.Supporting the empowerment of the poor and marginalised and providing timely, needs-based assistance to people affected by crises, protecting their safety, dignity and fundamental human rights, while enabling communities to prepare for and be more resilient to future crises.

VSO

Who we are

VSO is the world's leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality.

Why we support the charter

War Child UK

Who we are

War Child is an award winning charity working with local partners to support children acutely affected by conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Jordan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Why we support the charter

We work with some of the most excluded young people around the world, and work to ensure their voices are heard in their communities and in our work to support them.

World Vision

Who we are

World Vision is the world's largest international children's charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world's hardest places as a sign of God's unconditional love.

Why we support the charter

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