2013 International Day for Disaster Reduction
Persons living 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. More often than not, their unique contribution to helping communities prepare for and respond to disasters is also often overlooked.

This year the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) turns its focus for the International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October on some one billion people around the world who live with some form of disability.

Learn more: www.unisdr.org/2013/iddr
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