The Rights of People with Disabilities in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies – World Institute on Disability

The Rights of People with Disabilities in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies

The rights of people with disabilities do not disappear in times of crisis.  While disasters, emergencies, and other crisis scenarios often require sacrifices, the rights and lives of disabled people do not need to be one of them.

For information on your rights in a disaster, please reference both sections below, which outline the rights of people with disabilities on a national and global level.

Rights of People with Disabilities in Disasters: Global

While specific laws and enforcement vary by country, there are some international protections for people with disabilities.

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