Legal concerns are frequently unseen in emergencies, but effective disaster laws and legal frameworks underpin the safety of our households, business & communities, the efficiency of emergency responders and the success of recovery efforts. Legal frameworks are a critical tool for governments to shape disaster risk reduction operations and efforts. The input of civil society organizations, communities, women and vulnerable groups is a key part of DRR strategies because it recognizes communities’ rights to be involved in their own risk management and takes special account of the needs of vulnerable groups.
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