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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.

American households not prepared for disasters, not confident that children’s needs will be met

9 Feb 2016, SCI

'The survey conducted by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness shows how underprepared we are to protect children in disasters,' said Erin Bradshaw, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness for Save the Children. 'Unless we make child-focused preparedness a priority, in our homes, schools and communities, we are putting our youngest, most vulnerable citizens in jeopardy'...


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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