Disaster Risk Reduction Information Resources

First responders in the Philippines practice rescue operations as part of a USAID-funded DRR training program.
First responders in the Philippines practice rescue operations as part of a USAID-funded disaster risk reduction training program.
Ramsey Rayyis, American Red Cross

Key Documents

Pounds of Prevention

Benjamin Franklin is famous for the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, we are faced with great challenges brought about by increasing population and urbanization, a changing climate, and a demonstrated increase in the frequency and severity of natural disasters. To continue to tackle these challenges in the face of increasing disaster risks, what has become clear is this: We need more than an ounce of prevention, we need pounds of prevention!

FY 2014 Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheets

FY 2013 Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheets

USAID/OFDA FY 2012 Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheets

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Last updated: October 14, 2014

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