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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
This paper provides an analysis on current thinking about the intersections between natural disasters, conflict, fragility, forced displacement and other crises. A core finding emerging from the past decade of research on the interface is that there is a need to reduce disaster risk including in fragile and conflict-affected states. There is growing evidence from the field that people and institutions in fragile and conflict-affected states are much more vulnerable to natural hazards. Thus, for the international community to most effectively address vulnerability to disasters, it must consider fragility and conflict as core drivers of vulnerability for many millions of the world’s poorest people.
The analysis of this publication holds important implications that cut across all thematic areas: