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    Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the protection of poor urban communities: experiences from six African cities

    ActionAid International, 2007
    Six years ago, at the UN Millennium Summit, world leaders set a specific target for realising the right to adequate housing and ‘continuous improvement of living conditions’. However, in Africa climate change is already threatening that goal, causing massive rural-urban migration and bringing chronic flooding to the cities.
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    Legislation for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction

    Tearfund, 2006
    Legislation is crucial for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development. This report aims to support national and donor governments to develop and improve their DRR legislation.
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    Surviving disasters and supporting recovery: a guidebook for microfinance institutions

    World Bank, 2006
    Experiences of several Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in disaster-prone areas have demonstrated that access to microfinance services can support disaster preparedness and risk reduction by decreasing client vulnerability. When clients have access to needed financial services during crisis situations, the impact of the disaster may considerably lessen.
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    Natural disaster and disaster risk reduction measures

    Department for International Development, UK, 2005
    This report presents a high-level, desk-based assessment of the economic costs of disasters, and of the costs and benefits of various approaches to managing the risks of natural disasters, normally known as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
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    Economic impact of natural disasters on development in the Pacific

    Australian Agency for International Development, 2006
    This report responds to a lack in practical materials for measuring the impacts of natural disasters.
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    Dealing with increased risk of natural disasters: challenges and options

    International Monetary Fund Working Papers, 2003
    Natural disaster risk is emerging as an increasingly important constraint on economic development and poverty reduction. This paper reviews what is known about these risks - that the costs of disaster have been increasing, seem set to continue to increase, and bear especially heavily on the poorest - and sets out the key economic and development issues at stake.