Preparation reduces the damage caused by typhoons, earthquakes and other hazards, but sometimes the power of nature overwhelms all.
Post-disaster strategies help farmers overcome immediate losses while they wait for assistance.
Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
Disaster-related displacement is often negative, but can result in more resilient communities under the right circumstances. This can include better management of remittances sent to family members in the disaster zone.
‘Build back better’ is often easier said than done after a disaster, but one example from the People’s Republic of China shows that it can be done well.
India is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to disasters and it has a lot to share when it comes to preparing for them.