• Disaster

    Survey on the needs of wheelchair users in emergency situations

    The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) and UNICEF are conducting research on the needs of wheelchair users in emergency situations. If you are a wheelchair user, a caretaker, a disaster relief volunteer, a clinician, or an expert in corresponding fields, we invite you to participate in the emergency preparedness and relief for individuals with… Continue Reading »

    Disaster assistance available for older adults and people with disabilities in West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, W.VA.: Older adults and people with disabilities affected by the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA has made it a priority to reach everyone who needs help – including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs,… Continue Reading »

    FEMA ensures Texans with disabilities, access needs can register for disaster aid

    AUSTIN, TEXAS: Texans who have a disability or access need and sustained damage or losses from the May storms and flooding may face challenges, but registering for federal aid shouldn’t be one of them. “We reach out to the entire community,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s… Continue Reading »

    OCD brings disaster risk reduction and management advocacy to persons with disabilities

    BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Office, in continuously expanding the reach of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management advocacy in the region,  brought  the Basic DRRM Training to the Federation of Person with Disability at the City Social Welfare and Development Office here. The two – day (June 9… Continue Reading »

    Peru to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    LIMA: Lima will host the World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathering renowned world experts on December 5- 6, 2016. Organized by the College of Engineers of Peru and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the said conference will contribute to disseminating experts’ experiences on disaster prevention. Close to 800 engineers —400 of… Continue Reading »

    Persons with Disabilities at Risk in Conflict, Disaster

    NEW YORK: Persons with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, displacement, and reconstruction, CBM, Handicap International, International Disability Alliance, Women’s Refugee Commission, and Human Rights Watch said today, ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23 and 24,… Continue Reading »

    Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction at Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and DRR

    HANOI: Between the 16th and 18th of May, the Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the second day of the conference, the Hanoi Disabled People’s Organization (DPO Hanoi) and the Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN) organized a side event on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.… Continue Reading »

    New Book Launched: Disability and Disaster: Exploration and Exchanges

    The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University has announced the release of the scholarly work, Disability and Disaster which includes disaster research to the expanding area of disability studies. This edited collection includes writings by international scholars as well as 19 chapters about individuals with disabilities affected by disaster across five different… Continue Reading »

    Red Cross offers disaster preparedness workshop

    The American Red Cross will offer a free disaster preparedness workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the Sutton Center Conference Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Project Prepare for an Inclusive Community will highlight training for seniors, individuals with developmental disabilities, caretakers and advocates. Workshop participants will adapt best practices in preparedness planning… Continue Reading »