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World Disasters Report 2009 - Focus on early warning, early action

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While natural hazards cannot be prevented, they only become disasters because affected communities are vulnerable and unprepared. Early warning systems have been proved beyond doubt to save lives and reduce economic losses at all levels, but they are still not an integral part of disaster management and risk reduction globally. Nor is early action an effective and timely response to early warning, across different timescales. This report argues that early warning without early action is not enough

Topics: International relations
Publisher: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:apo.org.au:17430
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