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World Disasters Report 2002

15/06/2003 - by IFRC

World Disaster Report 2002 focuses on reducing risks

Does development expose more people to disasters? What is the cost of failing to prepare? The tenth edition of the World Disasters Report (WDR) argues that risk reduction is an essential condition for sustainable development. It examines preparedness and mitigation initiatives from disaster-prone countries across the globe. And it discusses who should take responsibility for protecting vulnerable populations from disaster, and how.

The World Disasters Report 2002 features:

  • Challenges and opportunities facing risk reduction
  • Success stories in disaster preparedness from Mozambique and Latin America
  • Mitigating effects of global warming in Pacific island states
  • Earthquake risk in south-eastern Europe
  • A methodology to assess vulnerabilities and capacities 
  • Humanitarian accountability
  • Latest disaster and refugee data
  • Full-colour wall map of the most disaster-affected nations
  • Red Cross / Red Crescent contacts

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