Disasters hurt the poor and vulnerable the most. More than one-third of the world’s poor live in multi-hazard zones, and low-income countries account for more than 70 percent of the world’s disaster “hotspots.” Mainstreaming disaster risk management into development planning can help lower the impact of disasters on property and lives.
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March 20, 2015 — In Japan, technologists, academics, government officials, and disaster risk management experts assessed the role of technology in strengthening resilience to natural disasters. Read More »
March 13, 2015 — A new project being launched by GFDRR and DFID will challenge teams to find technological solutions to understanding and analyzing disaster risk, such as the collection of missing data, modeling risk, and improving risk communication.Read More »
March 4, 2015 — A new insurance program is protecting Mongolia's herders from devastating losses during extreme weather while providing incentives to continue managing their herds when disasters strike. Read More »
February 6, 2015 — Analysis of recent floods in Malawi shows that when the poor are affected by a flood or another natural hazard, they typically lose a larger fraction of their wealth and income. The result can keep them trapped in the cycle of poverty. Read More »
January 20, 2015 — Extreme weather and unprecedented flooding were found to be major factors hindering economic growth in nearly every economic sector. The damage highlights the importance of expanding insurance and increasing resilience.Read More »