When most people think of the challenges of responding to a natural disaster, the responsibilities seem overwhelming. Imagine facing those same challenges, but with a physical disability. Kazol Rekha, a 24 year old woman from Bangladesh with partial paralysis, refuses to be overwhelmed and has helped her community respond to the needs of people with disabilities. Take a look at her fantastic video describing the challenges of acquiring a disability, losing her loved ones and surmounting those setbacks to develop a small business, educate her neighbors and build her community to become disaster resistant for ALL people.
The video WON for Best Human Interest Film at the UNISDR Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Film Festival in 2012.
Watch this video and feel the inspiration! (I promise… You’ll feel it!)
“When it comes to floods and other disasters, people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. In many cases a person with a disability is forgotten and left behind.”
– Kazol Rekha
Let’s make our cities, communities and neighborhoods disaster resistant and resilient so no one is forgotten or left behind!
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