Over the past 20 years, disasters due to natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused 2 trillion US dollars in economic losses. These disasters not only brought death and destruction, they did so disproportionately to the poor and marginalised. They have become one of the main threats to sustainable development on a global scale, yet they are preventable.
Do laws make a difference in a disaster?
21 Nov 2014
Video that explains the relationship between vulnerabilty and climate change.
Tags: Video, Climate Change Adaptation
15 Dec 2014
Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel out...
Tags: Video, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
09 Jan 2015
Visit www.ifrc.org/silentdisasters for more information.
Tags: Video, Flood, Food Security