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Disaster Response, Mitigation and Reconstruction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is about disaster mitigation or disaster preparedness, it is different to disaster relief and for the most part has a much lower profile. Although the impact is less dramatic it can be very effective.

Disaster risk reduction is a systematic approach to reducing vulnerability and should be regarded as part of long-term sustainable development work and should be a core element of development programme planning.

Disaster Risk Reduction includes interventions such as earthquake resistant housing, flood preparedness and rainwater harvesting in drought prone areas.

However, Practical Action’s work has demonstrated that secure and sustainable livelihoods not only reduce poverty but also reduce susceptibility to disasters. This is outlined at Mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management Mainstreaming Disaster Approaches.

The interventions relating to disaster are presented in three areas; disaster risk reduction looks at low cost but effective actions that can be taken in preparation of a potential disaster, disaster relief is undertaken in the immediate aftermath of an event and is not an area in which Practical Action specialises in, and disaster reconstruction looks at the more long term return to normality.

Topics

Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction looks at low cost but effective actions that can be taken in preparation of a potential...

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is the immediate response to disaster events, where there is generally a need to act quickly in...

Reconstruction

Post disaster reconstruction flows on from emergency relief work. Its aim is to reconstruct people’s lives on a more...

General Resources

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Communities managing disaster in Nepal

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  • English

This video promotes the work of communities for managing disaster. Communities work right from the begining along...

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 04/22/14

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Disasters are a development concern (module 3)

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  • English

Frequently disasters are seen as extreme hazard events, which are beyond our control. This film seeks to demonstrate...

Published by Practical Action on 04/23/14

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FACING DISASTERS. MAKING DECISIONS. The Gender dimensions of Disaster Management (English)

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  • English

The Tsunami of December 26th 2004 struck Sri Lanka with a force that was both unprecedented and unexpected. It did...

Published by Practical Action South Asia on 04/16/14

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FACING DISASTERS. MAKING DECISIONS. The Gender dimensions of Disaster Management (Sinhala)

  • video
  • Sinhala

The Tsunami of December 26th 2004 struck Sri Lanka with a force that was both unprecedented and unexpected. It did...

Published by Practical Action South Asia on 04/22/14

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Getting ready for the floods - Nepal

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  • English

Floods are a seasonal hazard in Nepal. Practical Action, an international NGO, is working with vulnerable...

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 04/23/14

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Local voices, global choices (module 1)

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  • English

A short interagency film about disaster risk reduction. A brief introduction on Community Based Disaster Risk...

Published by Practical Action on 04/23/14

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Risk knowledge increased.mp4

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  • English

This video accounts story of Khali Devi who is the Tresurer of Rapti Disaster Management Committee. She recalls the...

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 04/22/14

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