This supplement of the key messages for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is designed to be a tool for practitioners internationally to use in a consensus-building validation process. The
IFRC invites National Societies, National Disaster Management Organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) to be part of a global validation project with the objective of developing a comprehensive multi-regional set of key messages for the World Congress of Disaster Reduction, marking the culmination of the 2005–2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).

Section A: Key messages for all-hazards household and family disaster prevention – This section sets out foundation messages that are considered common for all-hazards preparedness.
Section B: Key hazard-specific messages – This section is divided into key messages for six specific types of hazard: drought, earthquakes, floods, pandemics, tropical cyclones and wildfires. These are intended to supplement the general key messages provided in Section A.

Audience: Disaster management practitioners


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