Disabled call for more inclusion in disaster preparedness

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An evacuation drill being conducted in Dong Phuoc village, Vietnam. Photo: Guilhem Alandry/doculab/Malteser International/UNISDR

The United Nations has released the findings of its' first-ever survey on how people with disabilities cope in disaster situations.

Although roughly 15 per cent of the global population lives with some form of disability, it finds disabled people die or are injured in higher numbers when disasters strike.

Dianne Penn reports.

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