This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on 13 October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people in disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens and
governments, to participate in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. In connection with the day, Aid & International Development Forum recognizes the importance of disaster reduction and has released an infographic on “Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction”.
The information-packed infographic, highlights key facts including: less than 0.7% of the total relief aid goes to disaster risk reduction, which contributes to economic growth by reducing losses and
protecting livelihoods; there were an estimated 179.5 million people living in extreme poverty in countries receiving long-term humanitarian assistance in 2012 and many other interesting facts.
Without coordinated and collaborative action, reducing the risk of disasters poses a challenge to governments and stakeholders. It is
important to take action as climate change is a factor in the frequency of disasters and hazards.
Aid & International Development Forums’ infographic provides up-to-date information on the challenges faced in providing global humanitarian assistance; followed by emphasis on where disasters occur most – a staggering 90% of disasters occur in developing countries. The infographic reveals how much is being spent to reduce disaster risk. Funds spent on disaster risk reduction have increased in comparison to previous years. AIDF points out what has worked so far to reduce the risk of disasters with examples of actions the Philippines and South Africa have done.
Next month, Aid & International Development Forum will host the 6th Annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, DC.
International humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, development banks and donors and
innovative technology service providers will be in attendance to discuss the best practices for disaster management.
Help raise awareness for International Day for Disaster Reduction by sharing this infographic.The infographic is available to download on the following landing page - https://kp191.infusionsoft.com/app/page/infographic-disaster.
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