2 rescue workers wearing face masks carry a person out of earthquake rubble.

Meet The Disability-Led Organizations Responding To The Needs of People with Disabilities in Türkiye and Syria

Disability-Led Organizations Continue Responding to People with Disabilities in Türkiye and Syria Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Türkiye and Syria, residents have experienced 22,000 additional earthquakes and aftershocks.  In the midst of this overwhelming and ongoing crisis,…
2 rescue workers wearing face masks carry a person out of earthquake rubble.

GADRA Activates to Support Disability-Led Organizations in Türkiye and Syria

GADRA activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the February 6 earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. By supporting Disabled Person’s Organizations in the impacted region, GADRA expedites disability resources that are not provided by other humanitarian aid supply chains.…
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Ukraine Team Is Activated

Fight for Right, GADRA, and a team of experienced security personnel, are working around the clock to provide evacuation and shelter-in-place solutions that other humanitarian actors are not providing to Ukranians with disabilities. This response includes acquisition and provision of:

  • Accessible evacuation, border crossing assistance, and resettlement 
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Centralized operations & communications
  • Mutual aid and agency networks
  • Individual and mental health assistance 
  • Broad reaching systemic advocacy
  • Personal safety and protection 
  • Disability related services and support
  • Disability-led engagement individual assistance and mental health support
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Taking Action on Ukraine

The human rights of Ukrainian people with disabilities continue to be violated, their lives endangered, and their needs discarded. These atrocities require a global action. 

GADRA understands that for global impact we must all begin locally and apply full force of our combined efforts on behalf of Ukrainians with disabilities. 

 In recent days GADRA has:

  • GADRA has deployed their full capacity in a comprehensive response to this disaster
  • Continued to support Fight For Right to manage their caseload of over 400 people needing evacuation to safe and appropriate destinations 
  • Engaged with global agencies also interested in action on behalf of people with disabilities

Deaf Leadership in International Disaster Policy, October 29, 2021

GADRA is partnering with our Founder’s Circle member, Gallaudet University to host a series of events titled, Deaf-Led Disaster Resilience. The second event, Deaf Leadership in International Disaster Policy took place on October 29, 2021. Recording with open captions, ASL,…