Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic


From the zoonotic origin of the disease to its widespread impact in all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the systemic nature of risk, calling for a whole of society approach to mitigate and respond.


This brief discusses pandemic preparedness in fragile contexts or situations of conflict and violence. Robust pandemic preparedness and response is an urgent need necessary to address vulnerability and to prevent, detect and respond to an outbreak in FCV

World Bank, the

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction highlights children as among the most vulnerable groups who must be empowered to get ready for natural hazards and play a vital role in preventing and reducing risk.

Launched on the occasion of the 2018

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction COPE