BRIEFING PAPER – Inclusion, the key to essential disaster risk management | January 25, 2015

Based on its field experience working with disabled people and their representative organisations, as well as people most at risk, Handicap International advocates for inclusive community-based disaster risk management. When natural or man-made disasters occur some people, because of personal limitation and external factors, (such as being unable to access information or services and discrimination) […]

Based on its field experience working with disabled people and their representative organisations, as well as people most at risk, Handicap International advocates for inclusive community-based disaster risk management.

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When natural or man-made disasters occur some people, because of personal limitation and external factors, (such as being unable to access information or services and discrimination) can have additional difficulties to cope with the situation. These include people with disabilities, older people, people who have been injured or have chronic diseases, women and children, and people from minorities. All are at greater risk in a disaster.

 

An Inclusive Disaster Risk Management (DRM) which combines disaster relief, emergency response and recovery with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies such as prevention, preparation, and mitigation in an effort to reduce vulnerabilities of those who are ‘most at risk’during a disaster, as well as to increase their capacity.

 

You will find Handicap International’s recommendations in this briefing paper.

 

 

 


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