Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Management – Lessons learned in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross disaster management (DM) programme was set up to reduce the risk of natural disasters and to help communities protect themselves and overcome the effects of disasters. Its main objective is to raise awareness of disaster risks and how to prepare for disasters at the community level, but it also combines physical (structural) mitigation measures, such as building river embankments, with softer (non-structural) measures, such as early warning, contingency planning, and risk mapping. This resource presents the lessons learned from building capacities in disaster management in DPRK. Published in 2010.

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