Disasters needn’t be disastrous – African communities can adapt to climate extremes

‘Early Warning Early Action’ that encompasses scientific advances from climate research and experience with risk reduction now offers the best hope of making humanitarian action in Africa more timely and effective, says the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. Local disaster managers’ awareness that National Societies will increasingly be confronted with the impacts of climate change and extreme weather has been growing for several years: in Africa some countries are experiencing a destructive cycle of drought and flood. More recently concrete operational responses have begun to find their way from the drawing board to the field. Published in 2008.

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