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Disabilities and humanitarian crises

Updated: Thu, 6 Jun 2013

Introduction

People with disabilities are among the most excluded in society, and their plight is magnified when a disaster strikes. Not only are they less likely to receive the aid they need during a humanitarian crisis, they are also less likely to recover in the long-term.

Their unique contribution to helping communities prepare for and respond to disasters is also often overlooked.  

See our briefing on disabilities in humanitarian crises.

People with disabilities are among the most excluded in society, and their plight is magnified when a disaster strikes. Not only are they less likely to receive the aid they need during a humanitarian crisis, they are also less likely to recover in the long-term.

Their unique contribution to helping communities prepare for and respond to disasters is also often overlooked.  

See our briefing on disabilities in humanitarian crises.