SubjectConflict and disasters
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SeriesOxfam Humanitarian Policy Notes
Document typeOxfam policy position
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the broad range of humanitarian and development action to reduce the risk posed by natural disasters to individuals and communities. It is humanitarian in that it helps to save lives, and developmental in increasing communities’ resilience to hazards and shocks, as a prerequisite for sustainable development and pro-poor economic growth.