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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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Resilience to disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region - exposed to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons, and many other powerfully destructive natural phenomena. Over recent decades the countries of the region have been striving to become more resilient to disasters, and protect their most vulnerable communities. But there is a lot more to do. The region’s rapid economic growth is exacerbating many existing risks and creating new ones.

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