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Disasters are threat to human rights



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Disasters are threat to human rights

The Human Rights Council was told yesterday that “nothing lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster.” The Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, added: “The failure to acknowledge human rights creates marginalized and vulnerable groups that face discrimination and exclusion. These vulnerable populations are far more likely to suffer disproportionately from disasters.” Ms. Mizutori said: “Nowhere is this more evident than at the intersection of risk, climate change and human rights.” It was the first time that the Human Rights Council invited the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction to participate in its annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming and address the issue of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change.


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