Published | 20th December 2013

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How Disasters Disrupt Development

Recommendations for the post-2015 development framework

According to the United Nations, over the past twenty years disasters from natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused USD $2 trillion in economic losses. CARE joins leading civil society organisations to propose a series of recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction in the post-2015 development framework.

Disasters have a devastating impact on development. Families lose homes, livelihoods and loved ones, communities lose businesses, jobs and services, children and particularly girls miss school and are at risk of early marriage – the list of impacts goes on.

This joint paper involving 6 humanitarian, development and environmental agencies provides recommendations for the post-2015 development framework to help prevent future disasters from disrupting development.

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