African solidarity strengthens disaster risk reduction

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Policy makers are set to agree on a continental programme of action to implement the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction - a programme that will protect lives and livelihoods from the risks of natural hazards. The first African Union Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5-7 December 2005.

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