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Institutionalizing Protection in Disaster Risk Reduction: A case study from the Dominican Republic

Institutionalizing Protection in Disaster Risk Reduction: A case study from the Dominican Republic
18 pages

Authors
Verdeja, Andrea

Publication date
21 Nov 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.0933

ISBN
978-1-78748-093-3

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Case study

Due to its geographical location, the Dominican Republic is highly prone to the impacts of natural hazards, which, in combination with the existing underlying factors of widespread inequality and impoverishment, result all too often in disaster. As a consequence, the country is faced with large scale disaster-induced displacements on a recurrent basis. Addressing protection as a key element of disaster risk management – at national, provincial, municipal and community level – is imperative in the quest to safeguard human rights during these emergency situations.

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