How to get ready?


A state of readyness and capability of human and material means, structures, communities and organisations enabling them to ensure an effective rapid response to a disaster


Any action taken for assistance when the crises or the disaster occur to save lives, reduce impacts and consequences. Response usually addresses short-term needs.


Any action aimed at restoring, reconstructing and improving the livelihoods of affected populations, communities and groups by implementing disaster risk reduction measures and by learning from the event.

Prevention & Mitigations

Prevention include any action to avoid potential adverse impacts of hazardous events, crises and disasters. Mitigation includes any action to reduce or minimise human and material damaged of a hazardous event, a crisis or a disaster.

Case studies

Our seven case studies map the existing practices and innovative technological solutions to reduce social vulnerability in disasters.

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