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Populations at Risk of Disaster. A Resettlement Guide

Populations at Risk of Disaster. A Resettlement Guide
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2011
  • This book is designed for governments that make decisions on the application of preventive resettlement programs as disaster risk reduction measures, as well as for institutions and professionals in charge of preparing and implementing these programs, civil society organizations participating in resettlement and risk reduction processes, and at-risk communities. The guide has two parts. The first consists of two chapters. The first of these looks at disasters, including hydrometeorological disasters (floods, droughts, etc.), occurring worldwide and their impacts, and discusses strategic frameworks for disaster risk reduction. The second chapter analyzes resettlement as a preventive measure in the context of comprehensive risk management policy. Part II consists of four phases. The first phase describes the steps to determine whether a population exposed to the impacts of a natural hazard should be resettled. Phase 2 sets out the key aspects of the resettlement process that should be defined before starting to prepare a preventive resettlement program. Phase 3 discusses the analysis required to formulate a resettlement program. phase 4 describes the process of formulating the resettlement program.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, International community, Policy makers, Project managers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidebook
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Published in 2015