Disaster affected people are disproportionately drawn from the segments of the society which are chronically marginalized in daily life. Disaster-affected people are marginalized geographically because they live in hazardous places (e.g. informal settlers); socially because they are members of minority groups (e.g. ethnic or caste minorities, disabled individuals, prisoners and refugees); economically because they are poor (e.g. homeless and jobless); and politically because their voice is disregarded (e.g. women, children, and elderly) by those with political power.