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Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Changing Mindsets through Knowledge

Evidence from recent Japanese experience in disasters indicates that persons with disabilities are two to four times more likely to die than the general population when a disaster occurs.

Our meeting this week on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Changing Mindsets through Knowledge, held in Sendai, Japan hopes to bring the issue of disability into the global mandate on disaster risk reduction.

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Country: Japan
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Source: The United Nations ESCAP
When: 23/4/2014

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