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Disability in Conflict and Emergency: Reaching the Most Vulnerable Conference 
  • Oslo, Norway
  • May 30-31, 2011
  • Thon Hotel Opera

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 hosted by the Norwegian disability umbrella organisation, The Atlas Alliance, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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.

Participation in the conference will be by invitation with a limited number of seats open to general registration. 

For more information visit: http://www.oslodisability2011.org/