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Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience from an Indigenous Perspective

Disaster Preparedness in Morocco to Receive US$200 Million Boost

The World Bank Board of Directors on April 20 approved a US$ 200 million Program for Results operation to support Morocco’s preparedness to respond to natural disasters. The operation will reward the achievement of specific results in the way the government plans for and manages the risk of disasters, while also strengthening the country’s ability to cope with the costs of potential damages…


Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience from an Indigenous Perspective


A recent study regarding the indigenous people of American Samoa and the 2009 tsunami efforts may help set an example for others. The indigenous community played a large role in providing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and community resilience during the tsunami, even saving the lives of hundreds by issuing early warnings to protect villages. American Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean and consists of small islands and coral atolls. Since the main islands are formed from volcanoes, inner lands are steeply sloped and mostly uninhabitable. Most of the population reside along coastal areas on low-lying lands, placing them at high-risk for natural disasters and climate change impacts such as rising sea level…



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