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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.

Hurricane Katrina raised the bar for disaster risk management

28 Aug 2015, UNISDR

'As it has sought to build back better, New Orleans has transformed itself into a role model for disaster resilience. It continues to invest heavily in improving flood defences and major efforts have been made to engage citizens in the renewal of the city', says head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström,...


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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