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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.

Knowledge for life on the Bangladesh coast

8 Oct 2015, UNISDR AP

A small community on the disaster prone coast of Bangladesh is translating the Sendai Framework into the local dialect as part of an ongoing community revival since it was hit hard by Cyclone Sidr in 2007. At the centre of these resilience-building activities, based on use of local and traditional knowledge, is the work being done with children attending East Sujonkathi primary school’s Somaj...

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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