Save our environment, act NOW!June 22, 2015
Since the year 2000, almost 1 million people have lost their lives to disasters caused by natural hazards. 2 billion people have been affected. 1 trillion dollars in damage was caused.
Every one dollar spent on preparing for disasters could save seven dollars in response. Yet, the international community is spending only 1% of aid on disaster preparedness.
We can't prevent disasters, but we can help prevent the human tragedies they cause.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Learn about OCHA's work on Emergency Preparedness: http://bit.ly/N0dFAJ
Play this disaster simulation game and learn how you can help prevent:http://www.stopdisastersgame.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Learn about UNDP's work in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Risk Management:http://on.undp.org/KT2j2D
Donate for Preparedness: http://donate.undp.org/
Essential steps you can take to prepare for disasters: http://on.undp.org/besafenotsorry
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One dollar in prevention saves $7 in response:
• DFID Report citing figure (from Abramovitz 2001—See below):
• Abramovitz paper
http://www.worldwatch.org/system/file... (report) - page 7 and page 30 (citing: World Bank/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) cited in Twigg, op. cit. note 7; German T. Velasquez et al., "A New Approach to Disaster Mitigation and Planning in Mega-cities: The Pivotal Role of Social Vulnerability in Disaster Risk Management," in Takashi Inoguchi et al., eds., Cities and the Environment: New Approaches for Eco-Societies (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 1999), p. 162.
• Other sources:
"Only 1% of the ODA is used for risk reduction":
Report by Global Humanitarian Assistance (p. 2-3 for details of international DRR funding):