People living with disabilities are disproportionately affected during disasters and emergencies. Those with disabilities can face an increased risk of mortality, injury, and difficulty accessing essential health and recovery services. This BBC News article outlines how power cuts caused by Storm Isha put disabled people at risk, highlighting the lack of support available to help prepare. The article contrasts this with other groups directly impacted by disasters and who can respond and recover more quickly, further emphasising the disproportionate impact of emergencies and disasters on those with disabilities.


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