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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New climate and disaster risk screening tools provide a systematic and consistent way of considering short and long-term risks at an early stage of project and national/sector planning processes. Read More »
Disaster risk management experts from Indonesia and the Philippines are developing innovative approaches, like flood risk maps measured against Manny Pacquiao's height, to help at-risk communities prepare for disasters before they strike.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 »
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 »