This document addresses the regional disaster risk situation in South America which is an issue of growing concern for governments of the region and for its people. There have been major efforts at national levels and this document aims to complement this effort with a regional perspective from the Regional Office for the Americas for the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), as part of a joint project with the Department of Aid Humanitarian and Civil Protection. (ECHO) "South America: A regional view of disaster risk" is the first document of this kind that focuses exclusively on this region. It builds on a series of consultations, diagnostic evaluations and reference documents that exist on the situation of risk and risk management on the continent. It is geared towards national authorities including sectoral ministries, the international community, civil society and NGOs, academia, other International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) partners and all interested parties in disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management.
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Tags: Natural hazards ; Disaster Risk Management (DRM) ; Capacity development ; Region III - South America ; Argentina ; Bolivia, Plurinacional State of ; Brazil ; Chile ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Paraguay ; Peru ; Uruguay ; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Add tag