World Disasters Report 2016 – Resilience: Saving lives today, investing for tomorrow

Editors: David Sanderson and Anshu Sharma
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), October 2016

282 pp. 6.5 MB

A lack of global investment in strengthening community resilience is leaving tens of millions of people exposed to predictable, preventable and catastrophic disaster risks. According to the report, despite broad recognition that investing in resilience before a disaster can save lives and money, only 40 cents in every 100 US dollars spent on international aid is invested in preparedness and measures to reduce disaster risk. The report paints a picture of a world facing complex challenges that cannot be comprehensively addressed through post-disaster response or emergency interventions.

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