Disability and disaster risk

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Case studies, challenges and best practices to ensure the full participation of persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction.

 

 

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2022
This study was guided by two objectives, namely, (1) to map the landslide risk for households of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and (2) to investigate the disability type that is perceived to be most affected by landslides.
Jàmbá Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
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AIDR is currently researching content for a Knowledge Hub collection focusing on disability and disasters.
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
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2022
This paper addresses the visual communication issues with a focus on natural hazards which vary in time and space or purely in space. This study is a follow up of a previous study on the efficacy of communication of avalanche warnings.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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To investigate the effects of inequality on environmental risk reduction and disaster prevention programs, researchers in Brazil conducted an exploratory qualitative study focusing on visually impaired people.
Agência FAPESP
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2022
This article explores the daily difficulties people with disabilities face in extreme weather, what policies and measures can support them, and how to engage them in climate change mitigation and adaptation in their daily lives.
CarbonCare InnoLab
After two years of the pandemic, there is an understandable desire to “go back to normal”. Disabled people, having been particularly impacted by the pandemic, have described the removal of all COVID rules as a “kick in the teeth”.
Conversation Media Group, the