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July 27, 2012
Since the year 2000, almost 1 million people have lost their lives to disasters
caused by natural hazards. 2 billion people have been affected. 1 trillion
dollars in damage was caused.
Every one dollar spent on preparing for disasters could save seven dollars in
response. Yet, the international community is spending only 1% of aid on
We can't prevent disasters, but we can help prevent the human tragedies they
cause. Join our campaign, #ActNow, Save Later!
Mar 19, 2010
Experience has now shown clearly that countries like Jamaica must mainstream disaster risk reduction if they are to achieve key development goals. While many know the human misery and crippling economic losses resulting from disasters, what few realize is that this devastation can be prevented through disaster risk reduction initiatives.
Jan 24 2010
In keeping with its role as Coordinator of Donor Agencies' response to disasters in the Caribbean, UNDP Jamaica is supporting Jamaica's efforts to come to the aid of Haiti.