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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Disaster management: Proactive approach in reducing vulnerability to natural disasters by managing disaster risks


Author(s): Sheetal Katoch

Abstract: The frequency and intensity of Natural disasters have increased continuously over recent decades across the world, affecting both developed and developing countries. While natural hazards affect all countries, developing countries are most vulnerable to disasters due to the geographical situation, poor infrastructure, people’s unawareness and lack of preparedness. Meanwhile, the response and reaction to disasters have been more reactive than proactive in almost all disaster prone countries, particularly in the developing countries. This calls for a change in approach from reactive disaster management to a proactive disaster risk reduction one based on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. This paper gives an overview of disaster management, disaster risk management and several proactive approaches to disaster management.

Pages: 20-23 | Views: 61 | Downloads: 2

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How to cite this article:
Sheetal Katoch. Disaster management: Proactive approach in reducing vulnerability to natural disasters by managing disaster risks. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2022;4(1):20-23.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment