To deliver impartial and accountable humanitarian assistance that responds to vulnerability in all its forms, and reaches the most marginalised people (including children, youth, older people, people with disabilities, ethnic groups and others marginalised due to their social status), an inclusive approach to the design, implementation, monitoring and funding of humanitarian assistance is required.
The Inclusion Charter consists of five steps that can be taken by humanitarian actors to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need. The commitments have been developed by leading organisations that have a specific mandate to support particular vulnerable groups including children, youth, older people and persons with disabilities, as well as national and international NGOs and networks that are concerned about ensuring humanitarian assistance reaches the most vulnerable crisis-affected people.
The Charter has been endorsed by over 30 humanitarian actors and it is still possible to sign up and support the document and the agencies involved in its development in their efforts to seek donor funding to develop it into a practical tool in support of humanitarian programming. For more information about the commitments, the supporters and to endorse the Charter, please visit: http://www.inclusioncharter.org/agencies/all-agencies
The Inclusion Charter consists of five steps that can be taken by humanitarian actors to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need, and supports them to move out of crises:
PARTICIPATION We will systematically engage with all affected people, including the most marginalised, to deliver meaningful participation and consultation to ensure that their views are reflected in all aspects of the response including assessment, design, delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
DATA We will collect, fully disaggregate, and utilise data for different population groups in order to provide robust evidence to design, revise and learn from programming that is reflective of and appropriate for the people and needs identified.
FUNDING We will work with humanitarian donors to ensure that funding is commensurate with the scale of needs and is allocated impartially according to need, recognising the needs of different groups.
CAPACITY We will contribute to developing and maintaining the knowledge and skills of humanitarian actors so they are able to identify the needs of marginalised people and deliver appropriate and accessible assistance.
COORDINATION We will work with those responsible for humanitarian coordination to ensure that coordination mechanisms guarantee the needs of all affected people, including the most marginalised, are met.