Disaster Risk Reduction focuses on reducing the human impact of natural hazards and supporting local civil society, communities, households and individuals to become less vulnerable and strengthen their capacity to anticipate, cope with and recover from disasters. In another hand, Community Preparedness means building the capacities of individuals and communities to strengthen their self-reliance and reduce their vulnerabilities.
Successful adaptation strategies must incorporate risk reduction and preparedness activities and actions supporting climate resilient livelihoods, while addressing simultaneously other drivers of vulnerability including environmental degradation, poverty and ill-health. To ensure community safety and resilience we need to adopt an integrated approach which addresses resilient livelihoods, risk reduction and the underlying causes of vulnerability and food insecurity.
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