Disability and disaster risk


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



A disabled old woman affected by the floods stands in front of a temporary shelter in Bangladesh, 2022
This survey has been designed for a person living with a disability or a caregiver to share their thoughts on living with disasters. It will run until Friday 3 March 2023.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Persons with disabilities in situations of risk: A scoping study on Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This report looks at strengthening the connection between DRR and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to reinforce efforts to enhance the protection of persons with disabilities in disaster risk situations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
This collaborative report presents the latest research from across the globe on how persons with disabilities are affected by internal displacement.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Maselina leads advocacy campaigns with the Deaf Association of Samoa engaging stakeholders such as the Samoa Meteorological Office, Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Disaster Management Office.
Organisations of persons with disabilities: making a difference in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands
This report explores the roles and impact of organisations of persons with disabilities in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, identifying challenges and enablers affecting their contributions to the disaster preparedness and response sector.
CBM International
Consulting people with disabilities about their experience and needs is a first step in leading preparations.
The Interpreter
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
Vector image with people living with disabilities
AIDR is currently researching content for a Knowledge Hub collection focusing on disability and disasters.
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Cover page of the journal pre-proof
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)
Young visually impaired woman with a headphone using a computer
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