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Populations at risk of disaster : a resettlement guide : Guia de reasentamiento para poblaciones en riesgo de desastre (Espanhol)

This book is designed for governments that make decisions on the application of preventive resettlement programs as disaster risk reduction measures, as well as for institutions and professionals in charge of preparing and implementing these programs, civil society organizations participating in resettlement and risk reduction processes, and at-risk communities. The basic premises of the guide are that resettlement as a preventive measure should be incorporated in comprehensive risk reduction strategies in order to be effective; and that resettlement's objective is to protect the lives and assets of persons at risk and to improve or at least restore their living conditions. The guide has two parts. The first consists of two chapters. The first of these looks at disasters occurring worldwide and their impacts, and discusses strategic frameworks for disaster risk reduction. The second chapter analyzes resettlement as a preventive measure in the context of comprehensive risk management policy. It examines the relevance of resettlement according to the type of natural hazards and to their characteristics, as well as the savings achieved by promoting this type of resettlement rather than handling a disaster generated emergency and recovering from it. In this chapter, preventive resettlement is to be included in the public policy sphere, since it is based on recognition of the rights and responsibilities of public, private, and civil society stakeholders, and is to be guided by principles of effectiveness, equity, and general public well-being.


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    Correa, Elena Ramirez, Fernando Sanahuja, Haris

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    América Latina,

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    América Latina e Caribe,

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    Guia de reasentamiento para poblaciones en riesgo de desastre

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    accountability, agents, area of influence, banks, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology, Climate Change, contingency plans, coverage, CRED, damages, deposits, Disaster, Disaster Assistance, disaster management, disaster preparedness, Disaster Prevention, Disaster Reduction Initiatives, Disaster Risk, Disaster Risk Reduction, disaster risks, Disasters, drought, Droughts, early warning, Early warning systems, earthquake, Earthquakes, economic risk, economic risks, emergencies, emergency preparedness, emergency response, emergency responses, environmental degradation, eruption, Evacuation, evacuations, extreme events, fault line, fire, flood, flood control, flooding, Floods, food security, Forest fires, health care, heat wave, heavy rain, heavy rainfall, housing, Hurricane, hurricanes, impact of disasters, Indigenous Peoples, inflation, information systems, insect infestation, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, inventory, land use, landslide, Landslides, legislation, local government, Meteorological Organization, Mitigation, Mitigation Measures, Natural disaster, natural disasters, Natural Hazard, Natural Hazards, natural phenomena, natural phenomenon, natural resources, Nongovernmental organization, nongovernmental organizations, number of victims, productivity, public policies, public policy, public safety, rates, Reconstruction, reducing poverty, rehabilitation program, Rehabilitation Programs, reinsurance, reinsurance companies, Risk Analysis, Risk Factors, Risk Management, risk management policies, risk mitigation, Risk Reduction, Risk transfer, safety, safety conditions, Savings, storm, subsidiary, surface temperature, Transport, tropical cyclones, tropical storms, tsunami, tsunamis, United States Agency for International Development, urban growth, urbanization, victims, Volcanic eruptions, wars



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