Climate change and disability
24 October, 2016, 5:25 pm
Update: 5:25PM THE Pacific Framework for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also addresses disaster risk management as one of its key goals.
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat disability coordination officer Laisiasa Boginivalu Merumeru said it was important to include persons with disabilities in climate change and disaster risk management plans and policies.
“Very few communities have well-equipped disaster response capabilities and rely instead on mobilisation and physical remoteness makes Pacific communities and persons with disabilities particularly vulnerable,” Mr Merumeru said.