People Who Cannot Move During a Disaster – Initiatives and Examples in Japan Disaster Victim Support
Eiichi Yamasaki*,† and Haruo Hayashi**
*Faculty of Societal Safety Science, Kansai University
7-1 Hakubai-cho, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka, Japan
**National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster, Ibaraki, Japan
During the GEJE, immobility raised the risk of death for PRADD due to the tsunami. After the tsunami, there were also PRADD who could not evacuate to shelters because they were anxious about how life would be there. Now many victims live in temporary housing. There will be people who cannot move to temporary housing in the future. It is likely that they will be mainly PRADD. These cases make it clear that immobility causes vulnerability to disasters.
I will also provide an example of how mobility causes vulnerability in a disaster – a stranded commuter or person during the GEJE.
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