How do conflicts and natural disasters impact the world’s largest minority - persons with disabilities?
The conference in Oslo in May 2011 will explore how states and international organisations may address the inclusion of disabled people in emergency responses in practice.
Persons with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to disasters and crises, both on account of disability and poverty; yet they are often ignored or excluded at all levels of disaster preparedness, mitigation and intervention. More than half a billion people with disabilities live in countries often affected by conflicts and natural disasters.
The conference is aimed primarily at individuals within Governments, the UN and International NGOs responsible for making disaster risk reduction and emergency response policies and implementation strategies.
For more information visit: http://www.oslodisability2011.org/