Reports from more recent disaster responses indicate that Persons with Disabilities continue to suffer disproportionately in the aftermath of disasters, and to be marginalized in most relief and recovery programmes. A Review of disability inclusion in the aftermath of the 2008 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar indicates that although some progress has been made, still the vast majority of actors in relief and recovery have not implemented specific measures to include persons with disability in relief and recovery.

 

This booklet co-written by IDDC members The Leprosy Mission International and CBM draws on lessons learned following work done with persons with disability post-Nargis, and is an attempt to highlight a small number of simple, cost-effective measures which can be applied to early recovery situations by relief agencies in order to ensure inclusion of persons with disability.  

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