Secure and sustainable livelihoods not only reduce poverty but also reduce susceptibility to disasters. Disaster mitigation, or disaster risk reduction (DRR), is about preparing for disasters and minimising the risk when they arrive. Emergency relief or disaster response is a specific intervention in post-disaster situations. Reconstruction is a more long term response to emergency situations which enables a transition from an immediate disaster response to a more general development agenda.
From Practical Action
Practical Action Publishing produces books, journals and catalogs covering a range of development fields including water and gender issues, agriculture and health. It aims to provide academic information and support to where it is needed most in the world.
This book is an introductory resource for development and humanitarian practitioners working with populations at risk of disasters and other impacts of climate change.
Development in Disaster-Prone Places
This book addresses the long-overdue imbalance in disaster management: an over-emphasis on post-disaster assistance and a lack of attention to vulnerability reduction.
Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness and Response
The audit brings together, for the first time, information on the activity of British individuals and organizations working in disaster mitigation, preparedness and response.
Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.
Famine Early Warning and Response
This book investigates why early warning signals were not translated into timely intervention.
This comprehensive and detailed sourcebook offers humanitarian organizations, for the first time, essential information on how to prepare for the key man-made disasters which they have to face in an ever more dangerous world.
Mitigating the Millennium
This book comprises the edited proceedings of a seminar. The purpose of it was to examine how participation can be made to work in disaster mitigation and preparedness programmes; and to explore local, national and international actions which could protect communities from the increasing risk of natural disasters.
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