Guide for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the field of integrated disaster risk management at the municipal, community and family level in Central America

Guía para la inclusión de personas con discapacidad en el ámbito de la gestión integral del riesgo de desastres a nivel municipal, comunitario y familiar en Centroamérica
19 May 2022

Disasters do not affect all people equally; they reveal existing inequalities in society, as they have different impacts associated with the fact of being a woman or a man, belonging to a certain ethnic group, area of residence, socioeconomic class, or disability status (PAHO, n/d). In the particular case of persons with disabilities, they face greater risks and are disproportionately affected by disasters due to the different barriers they face in accessing humanitarian response services and acting in an informed manner (IASC, ECHO, Sphere).