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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September 10, 2014 — Building back better after a disaster is about the quality of the new structures and also about engaging communities – especially the poor and vulnerable. A series of case studies provides ideas and experiences.Read More »
September 8, 2014 — This week, experts, policymakers and practitioners gather for the World Reconstruction Conference to explore how to use post-disaster recovery and reconstruction processes to create better lives and livelihoods around the world.Read More »
September 4, 2014 — 7 takeaways from the Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa, where the islands' message to the world was: We're past time for talk about the risks of climate change; it’s time for action.Read More »
August 29, 2014 — In the Mekong Delta, leaders at all levels face tough decisions about how best to protect the delta and its farmland from erosion and salt water intrusion. The infrastructure costs of defending the delta are high, and there is a need for "soft" solutions.Read More »
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 »