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.