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Disabilities are the focus on the International Day for Disaster Reduction

According to the United Nations, more than 1 billion people live with disabilities worldwide

 
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Worldwide, there are over 1 billion people worldwide living with a disability
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Worldwide, there are over 1 billion people worldwide living with a disability

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) said on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on Sunday (13) that people with disabilities represent the focus of the United Nations.

Ban said that most of these people do not participate in planning decisions or policies for disaster management.

According to him, this group suffers from one of the highest levels of deaths and injuries caused by disasters.

Ban noted that there are over 1 billion people worldwide living with a disability. For him, the celebration date is an opportunity to recognize the vital role these people to provide resilience.

The Secretary-General explained that the warning systems and public awareness campaigns often ignore the needs of this specific group. With this, people with disabilities end up suffering a high risk and unnecessary. In addition, the campaign message sent inequality.

<b> Inclusion </ b>

The solution, according to UN figures, is that these people are included in planning policies and initiatives for disaster reduction.

He said that the recent high-level meeting held at the General Assembly on disability and development recognized the need for urgent global action on the issue.

Source: Isaude.net
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