29 Jan 2018

Disability groups seeks better disaster planning

From , 6:01 am on 29 January 2018

The head of the Pacific Disability Forum in Fiji says recent natural disasters in the region have highlighted the need for aid agencies to realise how vulnerable people with disabilities can be during emergencies.

Setareki Macanawai says stories of how some disabled people have struggled during cylones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis were shared at a recent regional conference in Fiji and he hopes more inclusive plans will help in future disasters.

Jenny Meyer asked him about the outcomes from the conference.

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