Country Risk Reduction Profile: Disaster Risk Reduction in Myanmar

There are a number of hazards faced by Myanmar, including cyclones, floods and whirlwinds that cause a high level of damage, particularly to homes and shelters. Save the Children's approach to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Myanmar took the form of: Community based and child-led DRR, achieving significant results in defining risk and resource mapping and developing action plans for risk mitigation; Supplying building materials to retrofit existing unsafe schools to be disaster resilient; Ensuring that structures are in place to allow the poorest and most vulnerable children access education post emergency; and building a multi-agency capacity for Disaster Management to increase understanding of disaster management and humanitarian practices across a wide number of civil society groups, including national and international NGOs.

Published 2012-05-09