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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Higher-resolution geospatial datasets released this week by the U.S. Government can help city leaders gain a better understanding of the risks from flooding, storm surges and other natural disasters.Read More »
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 »