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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

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The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, and disaster-related goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights drought and reviews information management that would equip many countries in providing the right information to the right people at the right time, paying attention to the need to integrate DRR into development planning and government. The goal is to build resilience towards achieving sustainable development.

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At the heart of sustainable development

Disaster risk reduction cannot be confined to one or two government departments. Rather it is a responsibility for every part of government – from education to health to transport to social protection. Just as every sector can be affected by earthquakes or floods or cyclones, so every sector needs to consider how to make its activities disaster resilient.

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