ERIC Number: EJ1066891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Persons with Communication Disabilities in Natural Disasters, War, and/or Conflict
Battle, Dolores E.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v36 n4 p231-240 Aug 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 35 million people around the world have been displaced because of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis. In addition, there are a number of persons who have been displaced or who have fled their homeland due to civil conflict or war. The WHO estimates that between 3.5 and 5 million of the world's refugees and displaced persons in emergency shelters or refugee camps have disabilities, one third of them being children. This report will address the needs of people with disabilities who may be affected by natural disasters, conflict, and war. The aim is to ensure that they do not experience injustices during natural catastrophes and conflict and that emergency plans acknowledge and address the communication and other needs of displaced persons with disabilities.
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Natural Disasters, War, Conflict, Disabilities, Emergency Programs, Planning, Children, Communication Skills, Refugees, Needs Assessment, Childhood Needs, Access to Education, Access to Health Care
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