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Report on the inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response

Source(s):  Council of Europe (COE)
European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA)

This report provides an overview of the state of the art in emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction for people with disabilities. It asks whether an adequate level of resilience has been achieved by and on behalf of people with disabilities. The report begins by defining disability and clarifying questions of ethics regarding the right of people with disabilities to an acceptable level of protection in situations of high disaster risk.

In considering the institutional framework for achieving such protection, the report considers the implementation shortfall, in which established principles have not been sufficiently activated. Planning, training and exercising need to be improved, and examples of good practice adapted to new environments and circumstances. The report shows that there is much potential to improve emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, and the arguments for doing so are indisputable.



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  • Report on the inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster preparedness and response
  • Publication date 2014
  • Author(s) Alexander, David; Sagramola, Silvio
  • Number of pages 24 p.

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