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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August 28, 2014 — Facing the risk of climate-related disasters, Belize is working to improve its resilience by transforming the country’s approach to economic and social development with a national plan that cuts across all sectors.Read More »
August 18, 2014 — Djibouti is at particular risk for water shortages and severe flooding, both of which profoundly impact its growing but fragile economic sector. GFDRR is helping build resilience.Read More »
July 14, 2014 — A proposed project would include more than $62 million targeted to boost the incomes of farmers and fishermen and repair 230km of farm-to-market roads in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).Read More »
July 10, 2014 — A new report on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami discusses ways developing countries can build their capacity to prepare for and cope with disasters.Read More »