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Vulnerable Populations

Addressing the at-risk population in disaster risk reduction to decrease vulnerability, sensitivity and risk exposure to natural hazards.

Classquake: What the global media missed in Nepal earthquake coverage

4 May 2015, Conversation Media Group, the

'As Nepal rebuilds, it will be necessary to ensure that preventative building practices are followed' regardless of economic class, writes Andrew Nelson, of the University of North Texas. 'Thinking beyond Nepal to the next 'disaster,' it will also be critical for global media to draw attention to the structural inequalities at the core of disasters'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes

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