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2023 Survey on Persons with Disabilities and Disasters

January 18, 2023 12:31 am Published by

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction survey has been designed for a person with disability or a caregiver to share their experience of living in disasters prone areas. It will run until Friday 3 March 2023.

This is a 10-year follow-up to a 2013 survey done by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR, then called UNISDR), to ascertain the needs of persons with disabilities and disasters. Those survey results are still cited today:

The purpose of the survey is to review whether the one billion persons with disabilities and living with disaster risk today are more involved in planning and decision-making processes to reduce risk or build resilience than they were in 2015, when the Sendai Framework was adopted.

The findings from this survey will be used to influence the remaining 7 years of the Sendai Framework’s implementation until 2030.


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This post was written by Fridah Mlemwa