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Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the protection of poor urban communities: experiences from six African citiesActionAid International, 2007Six 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.DocumentTearfund, 2006Legislation 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.DocumentWorld Bank, 2006Experiences 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.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2005This 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).DocumentAustralian Agency for International Development, 2006This report responds to a lack in practical materials for measuring the impacts of natural disasters.DocumentInternational Monetary Fund Working Papers, 2003Natural 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.