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World Vision: Asian disasters should be 'wake-up call' for global leaders

"Disasters are becoming increasingly costly in terms of lives and destruction," said Melisa Bodenhamer, World Vision's expert in DRR. "There must be a paradigm shift in the way that organizations think about development work, but the goal is to be systematic about building up the resiliency of communities before a disaster hits. DRR activities can help reduce the toll on human lives and government budgets. In fact, research has shown that every $1 spent on disaster risk reduction activities saves nearly $7 in emergency response funds."

World Vision will release a full report on its DRR call-to-action for the global community in Bangkok on 6 October 2009 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference.

For a copy of the report or to speak to World Vision's disaster risk reduction experts, please contact Laura Blank at +1.646.245.2496 or lblank@worldvision.org.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Economics of DRR, GIS & Mapping, Governance
  • Hazards:Cyclone
  • Countries/Regions:Philippines

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/11253

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