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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.

Fighting ageism in disasters

24 Jun 2016, UNISDR EUR

A renewed call was made at the 13th International Conference on Ageing for more governments to sign up to Charter 14 which sets minimum standards for the inclusion of older persons in disaster risk management; only nine have signed up since its launch 18 months ago. In 2005, 75% of those killed by Hurricane Katrina were over 60 but made up just 15% of the population.


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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