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'Saving lives is amazingly simple' - Norwegian minister

'We must shift the focus of humanitarian aid from immediate relief and response to risk reduction and preparedness' says Eric Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development in an editorial for the Bangkok Post. 'Preparedness saves lives and protects physical assets'.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Economics of DRR, Governance, Structural Safety
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Bangladesh, China, Mozambique, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/17950

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