South Africa: 2013 International day for disaster reduction - Living with disability and disasters

Meeting or Conference
National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)
Other organizer:
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)
14-15 Oct 2013
South Africa (Limpopo Province, Sekhukhune District)
Greater Tubatse LM: Ntoampe Sports Centre 10:00-16:00 each day

Living with Disability and Disasters

Persons 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. This year, the International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on the approximately one billion people who live with some form of disability, and their vulnerabilities to disaster.

The objective of the international day for disaster reduction is therefore to highlight that:

  1. A disaster resilient planet means everyone must be part of the solution.

  2. Decisions and policies to reduce disaster risks must reflect the needs of persons with disabilities.

  3. Investment in disaster risk reduction must provide for the needs of persons with disabilities. 

How to register

For more information please email to [email protected]

Related Links


Capacity Development, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Vulnerable Populations
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5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017 5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017.
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