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Facts

Facts

People with disabilities, women and girls, children, poor people, people of color, and other multiply marginalized people face a disproportionate impact in disasters, emergencies, and crises.

  • People with disabilities are 2-to-4 times more likely to die or be injured in conflict situations and natural disasters than people without disabilities.
  • People with disabilities make up 16% of the world population.
    • In the U.S. people with disabilities make up 27% of the nation’s population.
  • Women and children are 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men.
  • More than 70 percent of women have experienced gender-based violence in some crisis settings.
  • Women make up 49.58% of the world population.
  • Women with disabilities are more likely to be discriminated against than men with disabilities and women without disabilities.
  • After a natural disaster, white people accumulate more wealth while residents of color accumulate less wealth.
  • During Hurricane Katrina, Black people were 1.7 to 4 times more likely to die than white people.
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