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Managing disasters to better protect the world’s poorest

WB

The ability to rebound and rebuild after a disaster is largely dependent on financial assets. Protecting the poor against natural hazards is a moral, economic, and social imperative. The poor can lose everything to disaster, and not just money. The report Unbreakable addresses this and provides policies to help reduce poverty and build resilience.

  • ‘Shadow network’ keeps communities safe from deadly volcano

    UEA

    New research shows that 'shadow networks' linking volunteers with authorities can help reduce volcanic risk in practice and improve disaster risk reduction management. The networks consist of community members working together with scientists and government officials on monitoring, communications and evacuation processes.

  • Countries exchange disaster risk financing experiences

    ARC

    Government officials and representatives from Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) came together in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for the first African Risk Capacity Agency (ARC) lessons learned regional workshop. The workshop allowed for sharing experiences and ideas for African-owned disaster risk financing against climate events.

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