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Disasters impact millions of people around the world, with natural disasters alone affecting on average 198.8 million people each year.[1] Everyone deserves to be safe during disasters, yet people with disabilities are often the worst affected when a disaster strikes. People with disabilities face a higher risk of being injured or losing their lives during a...

Everyone deserves to be safe in disasters but people with disabilities are often the worst impacted when disasters strike. They are frequently excluded from preparing for and responding to disasters, and this means their needs and the unique difficulties they face are often not considered. Not all people with disabilities experience disasters or are impacted...

CBM Australia is a proud member of Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty. Micah Australia enables CBM to work in coalition with other Christian aid organisations to gather, inspire and empower Australian Christians as advocates for the issues facing the world’s poor. Together we...

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned" - Isaiah 9:2 Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the injustice in the world today? I often do. There are so many people suffering. People living in poverty. People who are oppressed. My heart...

Georges Melep from Vanuatu is joining CBM Australia at Voices for Justice this year. Georges is passionate about community work that promotes the rights of people with disabilities and the broader community. He has been involved with the Vanuatu Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (VDPA) since 2014 and is currently a board member at VDPA and...

Around the world, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their life time. Women and girls with disabilities are three times more likely to experience gender-based violence compared to women without disability. These statistics are not acceptable. Violence is not inevitable. Prevention is possible. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official UN...