Inclusive disaster and emergency management for person with disablities: A review of needs, challenges, effective policies, and practices

The goal of this report is to serve as a primer on the needs of persons with disabilities in disasters and emergencies, and to provide a comprehensive compilation of effective policies, practices and strategies for inclusive disaster and emergency management. This report utilizes a literature review of policy, practice, and research documentation on the different dimensions of inclusive disaster and emergency management. A diverse set of sources were compiled for this review including:research articles, reports, and evaluations of responses in past disasters, country policies and initiatives for disaster management, best practice manuals and handbooks, and, reports from advisory groups and discussion forums.