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April 2013

World Bank & GFDRR / Managing Disaster Risks for Resilient Development

13 April 2013

Disasters disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable. In light of the alarming global trend of rising disaster losses, disaster and climate risk management is increasingly at the core of World Bank work. Investments are helping to protect millions of lives and livelihoods and safeguard growth in key socio-economic sectors.

Programme 716 (Safe house in central Vietnam)

9 April 2013

On the 8th April 2013, in Phu Yen, the Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Tan Dung made an important statement to confirm the intention of the Government to extend and develop the Programme 716 of safe house in 14 provinces, to 60 000 families.


DWF was invited to attend to the meeting, as implementing a programme of support to the Ministry of Construction (DIPECHO project funded by ECHO/EU).

During their speeches, the Minister and the Vice-Minister of Construction said their high appreciation of the support of DWF.

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How does a changing climate impact on urban poverty?

9 April 2013

When floods hit a city, it is usually low-income groups that are hit hardest. The devastation that such disasters cause can be linked to the failure of city governments to manage growth, build infrastructure and work with low-income groups.


Floods are among the most common causes of disasters in cities. Many cities are built on rivers or on low-elevation sites on coasts so they’re vulnerable to flooding. As cities expand, so the increased building further limits natural drainage and can increase flood risks each time it rains heavily.

In the last year, the list of cities where serious floods