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Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America

Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2011
  • As a companion to the Populations at Risk of Disaster: A Resettlement Guide, this publication presents different case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Chapter I analyzes global natural disaster trends and their impacts. It also studies these trends in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the principal factors that increase the vulnerability to natural disasters. Chapter II analyzes resettlement as a risk reduction measure and describes the objectives and methodology of the cases studied. The next four chapters present the findings of each. Each case presents the country context, the area where the study was conducted, the geographical distribution of the population, the principal natural hazards to which it is exposed, the major disasters faced, and the specific risk management model applied. Each case highlights experiences that can be replicated, from identifying at-risk populations to the post-resettlement phase.
  • Geographical coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, São Paulo, Bogotá, Nueva Esperanza, Sololá, Santiago Atitlan
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, International community, Policy makers, Project managers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidebook
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Published in 2015