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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

by CBM | gordonrattray | CBM International

CBM recognises International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2015, a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disasters. We also take this opportunity to highlight the importance of following the disability-inclusive practice laid out in the Sendai Framework when implementing DRR programmes.

Why is disability inclusion essential in building resilience?

Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by disasters, and, if resilience of society as a whole is to be increased, their active participation is essential in the implementation of DRR activities. These facts were recognised earlier in 2015, when Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted in Japan.

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