The City of Cape Town on Thursday said
it will be turning its attention to people with special needs.
This as the United Nations Office for
Disaster Risk Reduction said there needs to be more focus on people with
The City of Cape Town
Disaster Risk Management Centre is busy conducting
an audit of all organisations that work with people living with special needs.
Disaster Risk Management Centre’s Public
Awareness and Preparedness Head Charlotte Powell said persons living with
disabilities are amongst the most excluded in society and their plight is magnified
when a disaster strikes.
She added the City’s Disaster Risk
Management centre is conducting an audit of organisations that work with people
living with special needs.
“The subjected of this audit is to ensure
that these organisations have developed preparedness plans to deal with various
disasters and also to prepare them when any emergency strikes,” said Powell.
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