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.
Read More »
“What would it take to reduce disaster risk in your country by 50 percent by 2030?” While the journey will differ for each country, each takes a combination of three elements, writes Niels Holm-Nielsen.Read More »
In response to recent storm damage and flooding in Madagascar, the World Bank has financed 27 public works programs that are providing both income for residents and labor to rehabilitate public infrastructure.Read More »
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 »