World Disaster Report: How Culture Impacts Risk Reduction

Cropped world Mosaic03A new report on disasters around the world has a special focus on the ways individual cultures can affect disaster risk reduction in their regions.

The 2014 World Disaster Report, developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and backed by the United Nations, explores how culture could become a central consideration in risk reduction efforts.

In particular, the seven-part report includes chapters focusing on:

  • How religion and belief influence attitudes to risk
  • Culture, risk and the built environment, and
  • Putting culture at the center of risk reduction.

You can read the complete report here. There’s also an archive of previous years, which focus on topics like forced migration, hunger, and urban risk.

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