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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February 9, 2015 — Join development leaders, practitioners and policy-makers for a thought-provoking two-week online forum to discuss ways to better design, implement and integrate different approaches to urban flood risk management.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 »
February 4, 2015 — Natural disasters can hit developing countries with an economic force that can roll back development gains and exacerbate inequality. Learn how the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery helps countries scale up resilience.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 »
January 6, 2015 — Five years after an earthquake devastated Haiti's capital, the country continues to rebuild. For residents, moving forward means better access to health care, education, and opportunity. Almost everyone has a story to tell.Read More »