How to Include Disability Issues in Disaster Management: Following floods 2004 in Bangladesh

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Handicap International

Disaster situations can lead at times to different prioritizing, and this should not lead to discrimination regarding persons with disabilities. With good disaster preparedness, sharing of information and remedial practices, this undesirable situation could be avoided. Indeed mainstreaming disability into disaster management and enabling all actors to be “disability confident” is the aim. Where specific responses may be necessary, this is highlighted in the booklet and many guidelines, practical information and tips are provided.

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