Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA)
The Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) is a collaboration to increase the resources available to disability-led organizations before, during, and after disasters.
This innovative program brings together disability-led organizations with foundations, businesses, and institutions to ensure that these vital organizations are able to continue their operations and support their community in disaster conditions.
Ukraine Response and Updates
The Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) has launched a full scale response in support of people with disabilities in Ukraine. At their request, GADRA has come alongside Fight For Right, a Ukrainian Women-with- disabilities-led organization to ensure that no one is left behind in this time of crisis. Visit this page for the latest updates.
Rights of People with Disabilities in Disasters
In emergencies and disasters, there are global, national, and state laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Our guide covers international policies, protections specific to the US, and how to report rights violations.
Preparedness, Resilience, and Equity Resources
Disasters of all kinds can have devastating and disproportionate impact on people with disabilities.
Disaster preparedness and an understanding of the system of health and emergency services in advance of a disaster is critical.
Find additional resources about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including calls to action, trusted sources of information, blogs about the COVID experiences of people with disabilities, and more.
Disaster Health Equity Video Trainings
Community-based organizations and the disability community needed to know how to preserve their rights and independence in disasters to change their outcomes. These short topical videos provide information and ideas for improving health equity in all types and sizes of emergencies and disasters.
The nine videos can be found on the two pages linked below, including ASL interpretation and open captions.
Additional Resources for People with Disabilities in Disasters
In addition to our own materials, this page has a variety of trusted resources we recommend for people with disabilities, organizations, and emergency planning and response managers.