For the more than 4 million Australians living with disability, preparing for a natural disaster can be overwhelming and isolating.

According to research from the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, people with disabilities face greater difficulties accessing emergency support during natural disaster events due to a range of accessibility barriers, leaving them at higher risk of injury or death.

As natural disaster events become more frequent and more intense across the country, disability advocacy groups are pleading with governments on all levels to invest in and support disability inclusive disaster risk reduction.

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