The project aims to reduce communities‚Äô vulnerability to shocks and crises, through building their capacity to manage, cope with, and recover from natural disasters. The initiative requires funding to support the second phase of development in Honduras, Malawi, and Bangladesh.
It ran from to
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105851)
Droughts, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis: these have always happened and will continue to do so. In fact, the number and frequency of disasters is growing. From 1990 to 2000, economic losses from disasters amounted to more than ¬£320 billion, making it more costly than the previous four decades combined. This trend is set to continue as climate change and global warming contribute to an increasing number of disasters.
It is essential to strengthen people‚Äôs ability to prepare for and recover from disasters as well as reduce future risk. There are practical, effective ways to help poor communities protect their lives. Incorporating many facets of disaster mitigation and preparedness work, this large scale programme, directly benefiting 61,000 people, incorporates risk reduction work into community development projects, and advocates for risk reduction to be prioritised in government development policies.
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