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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The Philippines is among the most vulnerable countries in the world to extreme weather, and it is already feeling the consequences of climate change. A resilience fund is being designed to help.Read More »