United Nations Enable: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Situations

Type: 
Disaster Resources
Year Published: 
2016
Organization: 
UN
Description: 

Different populations may face similar risks of exposure to the negative effects of environmental and man-made disasters, but their actual vulnerability is dependent on their socio-economic conditions, civic and social empowerment, and access to mitigation and relief resources. Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately affected in disaster, emergency, and conflict situations due to inaccessible evacuation, response (including shelters, camps, and food distribution), and recovery efforts.

Category: 
disability, disaster risk reduction, emergency response

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Contact Information: 
Programme on Disability/SCRPD Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Secretariat (29th Floor) 405 E 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States of America Email: enable@un.org