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Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters (Inglês)

Economic losses from natural disasters totaled 92 billion dollars in 2015. Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. But 1 dollars in losses does not mean the same thing to a rich person that it does to a poor person; the gravity of a $92 billion loss depends on who experiences it. By focusing on aggregate losses—the traditional approach todisaster risk—we restrict our consideration to how disasters affect those wealthy enough to have assets to lose in the first place, and largely ignore the plight of poor people.This report moves beyond asset and production losses and shifts its attention to how natural disasters affect people’s well-being. Disasters are far greater threats to well-being than traditional estimates suggest. This approach provides a more nuanced view of natural disasters than usual reporting, and a perspective that takes fuller account of poor people’s vulnerabilities. Poor people suffer only a fraction of economic losses caused by disasters, but they bear the brunt of their consequences. Understanding the disproportionate vulnerability of poor people also makes the case for setting new intervention priorities to lessen the impact of natural disasters on the world’s poor, such as expanding financial inclusion, disaster risk and health insurance, social protection and adaptive safety nets, contingent finance and reserve funds, and universal access to early warning systems.Efforts to reduce disaster risk and poverty go hand in hand. Because disasters impoverish so many, disaster risk management is inseparable from poverty reduction policy, and vice versa. As climate change magnifies natural hazards, and because protection infrastructure alone cannot eliminate risk, a more resilient population has never been more critical to breaking the cycle of disaster-induced poverty.

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  • Autor

    Hallegatte,Stephane, Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille, Bangalore,Mook, Rozenberg,Julie

  • Data do documento

    2016/11/24

  • No. do relatório

    110618

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Mundo,

  • Região

    Regiões Mundiais,

  • Data de divulgação

    2016/11/29

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters

  • Palavras-chave

    Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery;natural disaster;asset loss;vulnerability to climate change;global gross domestic product;access to financial service;natural hazard;disaster risk management;early warning system;Disaster Risk Reduction;social protection program;Social Safety Nets;people in poverty;poverty reduction policy;impact of disaster;terms of consumption;risk management policy;Risk Management Policies;purchasing power parity;education and health;impact on poverty;tropical storm;poverty reduction effort;access to health;world food programme;access to insurance;flood protection project;protection against flood;global capital market;natural disaster risk;dimension of inequality;holistic risk management;natural disaster insurance;vulnerability to disaster;effect on health;catastrophe risk financing;overseas development institute;effect on people;social protection instrument;stock of capital;household risk management;social and environmental;child labor force;per capita consumption;access to finance;privileges and immunity;estimate of risk;social protection system;consequences of disasters;family and friends;risk assessment;financial inclusion;asset vulnerability;poor household;consumption loss;

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