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Disaster Risk Reduction
Climate change is projected to increase the occurrences and intensities of natural hazards. Disaster Risk Reduction (or DRR) is a means of adapting to this reality that relies on preventive measures as the most effective means of ensuring these hazards do not evolve into full-fledged disasters. It requires input from every part of society, and includes a wide range of adaptation activities, such risk and vulnerability assessments, and strengthening climate information and early warning systems.
The Sahelian region is experiencing the full impact of climate change with rainfall deficits and severe droughts with devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods, the region is one of the most severely affected from land degradation and desertification in the world. It has experienced severe drought and
Disasters have a major impact on children, youth and education systems. In January 2010, approximately 38,000 students and 1,300 teachers and education personnel died in Haiti. The Ministry of Education offices were destroyed along with 4,000 schools – close to 80 %