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When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable: UN Secretary-General October 14,2021   |  Source: UN News

Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods.

That’s the alert from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who on Wednesday – the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – urged greater international solidarity for the many countries that are unable to protect themselves.

“Weak governance, growing poverty, biodiversity loss, collapsing ecosystems and unplanned rapid urbanization are all interconnected drivers of disaster risk”, he said in a video message for the day.

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https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/10/1102912?utm_source=UN+News+-+Newsletter&utm_campaign=63bf34d7a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_14_12_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fdbf1af606-63bf34d7a9-107475426

Theme(s): Communities and Organisations.

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