Disaster Risk Management

Natural and man-made hazards are growing in intensity and numbers: floods, earthquakes, droughts and hurricanes, often combined with conflicts. This is aggravated by climate change. This has a huge impact on people living in hazard prone areas, and more so on children with a disability. They may lose their house, family members, family income, assistive devices, schools or even their lives. Families may have to flee to refugee camps. In all situations, children with a disability are extra vulnerable. They have additional needs, such as accessible environments and assistive devices.

Addressing needs of people with disability

Our Partner Organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America agree that disaster risk management is not a choice, but their responsibility. Attention for people with a disability is not yet sufficiently integrated in disaster risk management programmes and national policies. Our partners aim to reduce the impact of hazards on the lives of children with a disability and their family member.

Publications

For further reading on the topic of disaster risk management, we recommend the following title.

Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

 

Other areas of expertise

We are continuously expanding our expertise in these themes to facilitate our Partner Organizations.

Inclusive Education
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
• Community Based Rehabilitation [to follow soon]
• Transport and communication [to follow soon]

Theme expert

For more information about our activities on disaster risk management, please contact our theme expert.

Juultje Tulfer
+ 31 73 518 94 20
E-mail