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Applying Human Rights Principles to Disaster Response

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the International Human Rights Funders Group website. This article was contributed by Karen Keating Ansara, co-founder of the Ansara Family Fund and the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, and Brian Concannon, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Both authors will be presenting at the Haiti Funders Conference in NYC on November 9 -10, 2016.

Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Times of Disaster

Until a month ago, Emilio Neas’ region in Haiti was rich in agriculture and beautiful sand beaches. Now, as a result of Hurricane Matthew, over a thousand people are dead and thousands have lost their homes and livelihoods. The delivery of humanitarian aid is hampered by impassable roads and now, a heavy rain that is flooding the rivers and streams.