Author: Pauliasi Mateboto

Boost for people with disabilities

Source(s): Fiji Times

People living with disabilities were given a boost via the disaster preparedness training conducted by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Fiji in partnership with France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

The ministry, through its Department of Crisis and Support Centre, conducted the “Building Disaster Resilience for People with Disabilities in the Pacific” project in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.


With support and guidance from NDMO, the project would also seek to produce a community-based evacuation centre management manual to provide support to local communities and DRR committees that manage community evacuation centres in times of disaster. ADRA said this was to ensure the evacuation centres were safe, accessible and inclusive of all members of the community including the vulnerable, disabled, elderly, women and children. The project began in November 2022 and will end in June 2024.



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