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People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies, people with disabilities are often overlooked during emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Countries party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must take all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of people with disabilities during situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and natural disasters. Such aid should be designed to support preparedness, response, recovery and rebuilding. This book includes perspectives from around the globe and explores the implications at the policy, programme, and personal level, discussing issues such as:
Spotlighting a pressing issue that has long been neglected in emergency planning fields, this innovative book discusses how to meet the needs of people with disabilities in crises and conflict situations. It is an important reference for all those working in or researching disability and inclusion, and emergency and disaster management, both in developed and developing countries.
Über den Autor:
David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Valerie Karr is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire, USA and serves as the Director of World Enabled.
Buchbeschreibung ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL Sep 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x156x14 mm. Neuware - 260 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781138960305