Five Actions for Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

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People’s vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change is determined by social, economic, political, and environmental factors. Disaster risk management aims to address vulnerability in order to reduce risk and therefore needs to consider the full range of vulnerability drivers, including those that affect persons with disabilities. GFDRR undertook a comprehensive review of the state of practice in disability-inclusive DRM. The full report is entitled Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Management: Promising practices and opportunities for enhanced engagement. This policy brief is based on the full report and identifies five broad actions that development institutions and governments, as well as their partners and stakeholders, can take to improve disability-inclusive disaster risk management.