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World: Issue brief: Addressing Disaster Risk Reduction of multiple hazards during the COVID-19 crisis

Countries: Kenya, Mali, Uganda, World Sources: African Union, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction KEY RECOMMENDATIONS: Using risk as an opportunity for transformative action Harness the role of the youth/young people and innovative solutions Psychosocial support must be prioritized as some communities face the triple whammy of multiple disaster impacts Health pandemics must be mainstreamed in disaster preparedness/contingency planning (this is often neglected) Support local organizations at frontline of response but with limited financial resources COVID-19 presents an opportunity to strengthen collaboration across different sectors, structures to strengthen integrated actions Long-term solutions that are climate smart are critical and must remain a priority as climate change impacts combine with COVID-19 to affect the most poor and most vulnerable Stimulus packages for COVID-19 response provide an opportunity for initiating a transformational and green recovery with the creation of green jobs


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