Persons with disabilities: Among the first victims of natural disasters

Persons living with a disability represent 15% of the world’s population. These persons with disabilities are among the first victims of natural disasters. For example, during the tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011, the mortality rate among the disabled registered with the government was double that of the rest of the population. How can we explain this vulnerability? How can we reduce it? Is the international community committed to tackling this issue?

Interview 3 MIN