Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The good, the bad and the ugly: disaster risk reduction versus disaster risk creation

Vulnerability accrues as a result of failure to explore links with poverty, risk, and disasters and tends to encourage disaster risk creation.This paper identifies seven examples of on-the-ground realities of long-term vulnerability within two clusters: (i) endangerment, which includes (1) environmental degradation, (2) discrimination and (3) displacement; and (ii) impoverishment, including (4) self-seeking public expenditure, (5) denial of access to resources, (6) corruption and (7) siphoning of public money. This article is available at:

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