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COVID-19: A risk context

Source(s):  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR AM)

The clearest lesson from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has been the necessity to be prepared for disasters. This is pointed out in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015- 2030), which explicitly calls for work to prevent or mitigate the effects of “small and large scale, frequent and infrequent, sudden and slow-onset disasters, whether caused by natural or man-made hazards, as well as related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks”.

It is vital to understand the risks and vulnerabilities in everything that surrounds us. The objective of this newsletter is to understand better these risks which means approaching them from different perspectives and different points of view, absorbing the information and reflecting on it. This will help to address effective preparedness from a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder perspective, as required by the complexity of the threats we face and we will face.

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  • COVID-19: A risk context
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 32 p.

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