Our disaster risk reduction work
We help communities to prepare for potential disasters and mitigate their impact. We also combine disaster resilience projects with climate change adaption to help communities maintain their livelihoods amid changing conditions.
Through programming in livelihoods, water and sanitation, and health and nutrition, we also support communities to build their resilience. When disasters occur, communities can limit the impact of disasters on their lives and recover more quickly.
Building resilience includes a range of approaches, from building stronger houses and creating sustainable water sources through to savings groups and livelihood diversification.
By supporting Pacific and Timor-Leste communities in disaster preparedness, response and resilience, we're ensuring they're better equipped to survive disasters, reduce their vulnerability and adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
Ultimately, this means communities are better able to overcome poverty.