Flood Risks and Children with Disabilities in the UK.

 

The altered environment and support systems of children with disabilities (CWD) make their physical, psychological, social, educational and physiological vulnerabilities more severe during flooding. Despite the concern that they are among the worst affected during and after disaster events, researches aimed at understanding their peculiar vulnerabilities comparative to other children is limited.

Although research was conducted in the United Kingdom, findings suggest the contextual issues around disability-inclusive flood risk reduction is applicable widely.

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