Disability inclusive disaster risk management

Member Author: 
Hope and Healing International

Persons with disabilities are often overlooked throughout the disaster management cycle and especially during relief operations, and are seldom considered as important actors in conflict prevention even though they are often more exposed during conflicts and disaplcement. This publication would like to contribute with advocating for a more inclusive DRR where persons with disabilities are active participants and not overlooked in relief and response actions.

Eleven good practices of Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction experiences have been gathered that show concrete examples of how persons with disabilities are active participants in various DRR interventions. The practices and experiences presented here are challenging the stereotype of persons with disabilities as helpless victims, and instead showing them as effective agents in changing this exclusionary system.