Armed conflicts have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities. Those confined in institutions and requiring vital support services are particularly vulnerable to be left behind. The International Committee of the Red Cross plays a crucial role in their protection.
In the previous podcast, Gerard interviewed Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo from the World Bank, to explore how international cooperation advances the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and the role multilateral institutions like the World Bank play in its promotion.
On this episode, Gerard shifts his focus towards armed conflict, arguably, one of the most serious disruptors of human development. Armed conflicts have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities. Among them, those living in institutions and those requiring vital support services are the most vulnerable to violence and to be left behind. To discuss this, he is joined by Alex Breitegger, Legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Alex specializes in the legal protection of health care in situations of danger and has written extensively about the protection of persons with disabilities during conflict.
THIS EPISODE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MARCH.