Vulnerable Group

A group whose resource endowment is inadequate to provide sufficient income from any available source, and groups that would be vulnerable due to other circumstances (e.g., may include households headed by women or children, people with disabilities, the extremely poor, the elderly, and groups that suffer social and economic discrimination, including indigenous peoples and minorities.

(Sources: FAO. Glossary. http://www.fao.org/ag/wfe2005/glossary_en.htm and IFC. 2002. Handbook for Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan. p. 15. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/04/1990723/handbook-preparing-resettlement-action-plan)