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CBM International Group
at Leveque for a study learning visit on our teaching methods and materials provided by our partners CB Deaf Ministry and local deaf ...
A House Own By Deaf Family
are destroyed by the earthquake in Nepal. However, they are safe in refugee camps
Building By Deaf Workers
at Leveque in Haïti - part 2 *the concrete mixer has been given by IDE
A Baby From A Deaf Earthquake Victim
survivor was born safely in hospital! IDE are proud to be part of this beautiful story by donating this car as well a beautiful ...

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Disaster Risk Reduction

On:Feb 09,2016

By:Emmanuel Jacq

Visit of IDE executive director for Disaster Risk Reduction training DR ...

WFDI stanbul 2015

On:July 25,2015

By:Emmanuel Jacq

First Latina-America workshop for Haitian Delegates Jonas Cadet ...

the national organisation

On:May 25,2015

By:Mike Friess

The new board jubilantly celebrating the inception of the national organisation ...

Deaf Haitian organisations

On:July 25,2015

By:Stephen Hlibok

signatures from delegates from various Deaf Haitian organisations on newly ...

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The Work Of The IDE


- Lack of an Early Warning Systems

- Lack of preparedness

- Lack of proper access to emergency information

- Inability to communicate their needs and assistance to emergency and aid workers

- Lack of implementation in recovery phase

- Lack of inclusive recovery programs

- Extreme Marginalisation

- Limited access and low payment jobs

- Extreme poverty

Who We Are

International Deaf Emergency, Inc., (IDE) ,is a non-profit organization in the United States of America (USA) as well as an International Disabled Peoples’ Organization (DPO) being run by Deaf persons in majority and is recognized as an International Member of the World Deaf Federation (WFD) that has direct consultative status with the United Nations (UN). IDE’s mission is to bridge the language, communication and relationship gaps between persons who are or with difficulty in hearing and to offer emergency services in areas not limited (i) pre- disaster prepardness and mitigation, (ii) rescue and relief in the context of disaster and (iii) post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.

What We Do


Classes were provided to Deaf communities in the world to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters thus helping save lives and livelihoods.


Deaf humanitarian camp for 400 Earthquake Survivors; 100 tents, military beds, 100 tarpaulins, toilets and shower rooms.


168 Housing Units, each with a garden and an outhouse; a community water filter and 100 solar power lights.


9 businesses for both men and women, boutique, educational tools, sports equipment, phones and laptops.


High-level meetings attended (EU and UN) in ensuring the human and legal rights of Deaf people and other disabilities are promoted and protected to ensure quick recovery during disasters phases.

Deaf & International Humanitarian Law

  • Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) reinforces and specifies States’ obligations under International Humanitarian Law to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of risk, including armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, consistent with the approach adopted by the Convention.

    The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 reflecting that persons with disabilities and their organizations have a critical role to play at all stages of disaster risk reduction planning (para. 36 (a)(iii)). It also requires all disaster risk reduction policies to integrate a disability perspective (III (19)(d)) and inclusive risk-informed decision-making based on the dissemination of information disaggregated by, among other factors, disability (III (19)(g)).

Latest Resources

WHS Side Event Disability_Flyer_FINAL

Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action...

Leave No One Behind - Position paper by Persons with Disabilities

Deaf people and Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies

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IDE works to provide humanitarian protection and assistance for Deaf people in the wake of disasters, and to ensure full communication access at all times.

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