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Act Now, Save Later !

4 July 2012



OCHA and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new animation video highlighting the urgent need to invest more in preparing for and preventing natural disasters, which have claimed more than 1 million lives since 2000.

The video, Act Now, Save Later, is funded by OCHA and UNDP and produced by Ataboy. It highlights that every dollar of foreign aid spent on averting and mitigating disasters saves an average of US$7 in humanitarian disaster response. The video also shows how practical solutions, such as building retaining walls and earthquake-resistant structures, and distributing drought-resistant seeds, can help avert the devastating effects of disasters.