New disaster risk reduction strategies needed rather than “rearranging deckchairs on Titanic” - experts

By Stella Dawson | Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:30 PM
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WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries must develop new strategies for preventing damage from natural disasters and invest in rapid-response systems so that they can bounce back quickly after catastrophe hits, development officials and policymakers said.  

The number of natural disasters has doubled in the last 30 years, economic costs have quadrupled in size, and low-income ...

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