Published on Jun 29, 2012
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. Join our campaign, #ActNow, Save Later!
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):