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International day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Build to last

Source(s):  CARE France
French Red Cross (CRF)
Groupe Urgence - Réhabilitation - Développement
Réseau pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophes (REPR)
Solidarités International

More than 87% of the health centres have been destroyed after Cyclone Dorian hit the Bahamas last month, depriving thousands of people of access to basic health care. The high structural vulnerability of schools, health centres, housing and other assets in areas exposed to floods, tropical cyclones and earthquakes also leads to major mortality in disasters. 

There is an urgent need to reduce the negative impacts of disasters on these critical infrastructures and build to last.

This Sunday October 13th is the international Disaster Risk Reduction day. 

For this occasion, is important to raise awareness about the importance of the DRR approach in humanitarian and development programmes. 

Together with other International NGOs (Humanité & Inclusion, French Red Cross, Groupe URD, Solidarités International and CARE France) was created an awareness poster to be printed and displayed in capital and regional offices of several NGOs. 

The focus this year given by the UN secretariat for DRR (UNDRR) is « BUILD TO LAST » or reduce disasters damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.

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  • International day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Build to last
  • Publication date 2019
  • Number of pages 1 p.

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