How we reduce the damage disasters cause

In a week when we have seen the devastation that a natural disaster can cause in Haiti, we look at how our work is reducing the damage inflicted on communities.

While natural disasters are far from uncommon, more can be done to help the parts of the world that suffer most from these unstoppable storms – as today’s International Day for Disaster Reduction aims to highlight.

Our disaster risk management unit at Plan International UK works to recognise the risk that certain countries face and supports them in building up their resilience. We work with children and the wider community so that they learn to anticipate, plan and adapt to disturbances so that longer-term their lives and prospects aren’t as affected.

Here we take a look at a collection of our projects to see how children and their communities benefit from being more prepared against disasters:

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