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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction is the first line of defence against disasters.The World Bank has calculated, that it costs seven times more to respond to a disaster resulting from natural hazards than to prevent its impact through risk reduction.

It is in any case preferable to reduce the effect of disasters on vulnerable people in advance than for them to suffer injury, death and trauma, and then to have to rebuild their lives.

Denmark will give priority to assist disaster-prone countries in enhancing their disaster management and risk reduction capacity. In Danish priority countries climate screening of existing programmes and climate-proofing of new initiatives will accelerate risk reduction efforts according to the Guidelines for Disaster Risk Reduction in Danish Development and Humanitarian Assistance.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Asiatisk Plads 2 
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33 92 00 00
Fax +45 32 54 05 33