The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012

Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters

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The main message of this publication is that exposure and vulnerability continue to be twin challenges for the region. Faced with growing economic losses and increasingly vulnerable populations, and inspired by good practices in reducing social vulnerability, the publication analyzes the drivers of risks and the strategies that are in place to deal with these growing risks.



The way forward to reducing vulnerability and exposure to disaster risks in Asia and the Pacific

The preceding chapters of the present report have explored the status of disaster risks in the region, highlighting the elements most responsible for driving the growing numbers of hazards, undiminished vulnerabilities and growing exposure associated with them. In addition, key strategies have been presented that are currently being employed by various States and local communities to reduce disaster risks by addressing the underlying vulnerability and exposure of people and economies in the region.


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