DRR solutions in least developed countries

Floods in Sanamxay district, Lao PDR
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As many least developed countries (LDCs) face an increasingly complex risk landscape, the impacts of disasters continue to undermine hard-won progress towards sustainable development. This collection compiles solutions implemented in LDCs to prevent disasters and reduce risk.

The monsoon, however, can be a blessing or a curse. Too little rain, or too late, can leave crops ruined. Too much rain can see rivers overflow and slopes collapse.
United Nations Development Programme
A new and affordable state-backed insurance scheme, aims to help them recover from extreme weather shocks and ease pressure to seek work in cities.
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Eager to rebuild the bonds of trust, Afghanistan has prioritized the implementation of a comprehensive program to put the needs and aspirations of citizens front.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
In the global narratives about climate change, island nations such as Kiribati have been seen as ‘poster children’ for the risks of a warming planet.
United Nations Development Programme
As Central Mozambique has experienced the impact of Tropical Cyclone “Eloïse”, rainfall in Mozambique’s South is leading to flooding in the Lower Limpopo Basin.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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Landslide-vulnerable communities could get warnings five days in advance of predicted disasters as climate change brings more extreme rainfall.
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