Disaster Risk Management

Low-income countries account for over 70 percent of the world’s disaster hotspots, and more than a third of the world’s poor live in multi-hazard zones, with climate change increasing the danger of extreme weather. Since 1980, low-income countries have accounted for 9 percent of the disaster events but 48 percent of the fatalities.

The economic impact of natural disasters can be devastating for developing countries. Development planning using Disaster Risk Management strategies to factor in natural hazard events and climate change can reduce or may reverse disaster impact.

Details of the current Indonesia projects here

http://www.aid.govt.nz/where-we-work/asia/asean-regional/disaster-risk-management