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Emergency Preparedness Information: Civil rights and disaster assistance

Discrimination in emergency situations

If you feel you have been discriminated against while trying to get assistance during a disaster, you can report it to FEMA's External Civil Rights Division which ensures civil rights throughout FEMA programs.

Contact FEMA Civil Rights Division if you feel you have been discriminated against based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • English Proficiency
  • Economic Status



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