World Vision International
publication • Monday, August 29th 2016

The Challenge of Climate Disasters

From delivering aid to ending need

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As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina, the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.

Recognising the unjust toll that disasters take on those who are already struggling, World Vision has focused on four specific areas in order to minimise the impact of some of the worst weather-related disasters:

• Preparedness & response,

• Resilience,

• Disaster risk reduction; and

• Recovery.