Saturday, 17 August 2013

Opportunity to influence - Disaster survey for disabled people

Following on from Dr Nairs presentation at the  HSP Support Group AGM, here is an opportunity to influence thinking. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and partners have  launched the first-ever survey of people living with disabilities on their coping capacity in the face of a disaster event. They have a survey for people living with a disability which runs until September 25th 2013. 

The survey seeks to establish (in simple terms) peoples disabilities and their ability to respond in an emergency. The survey also asks about types of disasters that you might encounter in any one year and planning for such disasters. There are 23 questions. This link tells you about the survey:

The survey (the 
English 2013 Survey on Living with Disabilities and Disasters) is here:
As the top of the survey indicates: "THIS SURVEY IS INTENDED ONLY FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND CAREGIVERS" I've not actually answered it myself.
Various background reading:

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