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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June 15, 2015 — Why are so many schools vulnerable to the impact of natural disasters, and what can be done to help improve their safety? An innovative partnership is helping governments find the vulnerabilities and build resilience.Read More »
May 15, 2015 — A year after devastating flooding, Western Balkan countries are not well-prepared for disasters, and scientists are warning that climate change will only make matters worse. These countries need to think now about how to create more resilient societies going forward, writes Ellen Goldstein.
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March 13, 2015 — A project launched by GFDRR and DFID challenges 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 »