Notification

23 million people in the Horn, East and Central Africa are facing facing severe levels of hunger. Donate now.

Available documents

Overview

Disasters have a devastating impact on development. Families lose homes, livelihoods and loved ones; communities lose businesses, jobs and services; children – particularly girls – miss school, and the list of impacts goes on. The incidence of disasters from natural hazards is increasing in every region of the world; reported weather-related disasters have tripled in 30 years.

This joint agency briefing calls for a strong commitment in the post-2015 development framework to reducing the impact of disasters. And as 2015 draws nearer it is more important than ever to make significant progress in integrating disaster risk reduction across all the key policy frameworks; including the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action and a new international climate change agreement. Unaddressed, the impacts of climate change and disasters will place local and national progress on development at risk.

Additional details

How to cite this resource

Citation styles vary so we recommend you check what is appropriate for your context.  You may choose to cite Oxfam resources as follows:

Author(s)/Editor(s). (Year of publication). Title and sub-title. Place of publication: name of publisher. DOI (where available). URL

Our FAQs page has some examples of this approach.

Related resources

Here are similar items you might be interested in.

Browse all resources