Countries are increasingly vulnerable to natural hazards, and when disasters strike millions of people are driven deeper into poverty.
About the Centre
The Centre for Disaster Protection finds better ways to stop disasters devastating lives and economies, by supporting countries to better manage disaster risk. We build partnerships. We generate ideas. We find solutions – helping countries to move from reaction to readiness, so they can deliver faster, more cost-effective help for the most vulnerable people when disasters occur.
Moving from reaction to readiness reduces the impact of disasters on the world’s most vulnerable people, and protects economies for the future.
Those living in the poorest countries are on average six times more likely than those in rich nations to be injured, lose their home, be displaced, or need emergency assistance.
Climate change threatens to push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, and 720 million more by 2050 unless something is done.
Natural disasters are usually predictable. We may not know exactly when an earthquake or epidemic will happen, but we do know the likelihood of it occurring in a particular country. We also know what the likely consequences would be, and what could be done about them.
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