This video looks at how the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement promotes respect for diversity and non-discrimination in disaster response.


  • Discrimination can increase vulnerability during a crisis. The movement works on the principle of impartiality and serves those in need without discrimination. It prioritises those with special needs (such as the elderly and disabled) when providing support.
  • Those who suffer most during crises are vulnerable populations who remain largely invisible. In every emergency there are people who cannot access food and shelter because of their age, gender, ethnicity or disability. People with disabilities are twice as vulnerable during disasters. The Red Cross/Red Crescent movement tries to reach these people in their homes.
  • Addressing discrimination in the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement means equal opportunities for everyone.

Usage: Training, Guidance for project implementation

Audiences: Technical staff


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