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World disasters report 2002 : focus on reducing risk

Author: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Publisher: Geneva : International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This report focuses on reducing disaster risk. It examines the rationale for disaster preparedness, including how to mitigate the effects of global warming and how to reduce risk from earthquakes. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
ISBN: 9291390828 9789291390823
OCLC Number: 50409978
Notes: 'Focus on reducing risk' ([8] p. : col. map) inserted.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: SECTION ONE: FOCUS ON REDUCING RISK: Risk reduction; challenges and opportunities --
Disaster preparedness: a priority for Latin America --
Preparedness pays off in Mozambique --
Pacific Islands foretell future of climatic change --
Reducing earthquake risk in urban Europe --
SECTION TWO: TRACKING THE SYSTEM: Assessing vulnerabilities and capacities: during peace and war --
Accoutability: a question of rights and duties --
Disaster data: key trends and statistics --
International Federation overview --
The Movement: a worldwide presence --
A global network.
Responsibility: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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