“Disasters are manifestations of unresolved development problems”.
The quote is from the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2015. It is an issue pivotal to development, but still mainly overlooked. It is a message that should be shouted out with a megaphone large enough to reach all politicians, donors and decision-makers around the world.
Why is that important?
That is important because disasters can no longer be regarded as external threats.
Disaster risk is by and large a product of poverty. [Read more…]