Disaster risk - CBM working to build more resilience with persons with disabilities
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CBM is part of the DiDRR network to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in building resilience for the communities. The network is now launching a website.
A disaster's severity depends on how much impact a hazard has on the communities. Disaster risk reduction is the concept of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to reduce the causal factors of disasters. CBM is part of the DiDRR network to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in building resilience for the communities.
Who is more affected by natural disasters?
Very often, persons with disabilities have restricted access to services in the society which often lead to less participation to community initiatives.
In times of disaster people with disability are at significant risk. This risk is increased through limited access to information and services that many of us take for granted. Excluding persons with disability from disaster preparedness has a negative impact on the resilience of the whole community. It is crucial to build resilience and make active mitigation all together.
What is the Disability Inclusive DRR Network?
DiDRRN is a consortium of like-minded disabled people's organisations (DPOs) and 'mainstream' and disability-focused development and relief organisations. Their common objective is to secure the active participation, and meaningful contribution, of people with disability in DRR policy and practice post-2015.
The network works closely with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and support the implementation of Article 11, on risk and humanitarian emergencies, of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The network have just launch a website with interesting updates on DRR and disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.