This technical brief is intended to provide general guidance for humanitarian agencies operating in Ukraine on how to implement Disability Inclusive Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). It aims to ensure that disability is mainstreamed within the CVA intervention and in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), International Humanitarian Law and the Humanitarian Principles.

The IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (2019) define four ‘must do’ actions that are required for persons with disabilities to be included successfully in all phases of humanitarian action. They apply to every stakeholder in every sector and all contexts:

  • Promote meaningful participation
  • Remove barriers
  • Empower persons with disabilities
  • Disaggregate data for monitoring inclusion