Background of the day

October 13 is a day to remind the world that disaster risk is man-made. Planning how to reduce or avoid creating it, is the focus of this year’s International Day. National and local strategies for disaster risk reduction need to be in place by the end of this year to achieve target(e) of the Sendai Framework.


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A brief report of the impact of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas & the Caribbean. 

Its All About Governance

Most of the planet changed its view this year about the meaning of disaster. Not only because of the health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but because as the emergency unfolded, other risks had to be addressed and managed as well. COVID-19 has