The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has embarked on an Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (UDRR) programme, aimed at tackling urban vulnerability and strengthening resilience of urban communities in eight cities of sub-Saharan Africa (Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kampala, Nairobi and Yaoundé). The impacts of climate change are distributed unevenly within urban populations, with low-income groups often being particularly vulnerable due to their greater exposure to hazards and their lower levels of adaptive capacity. Focus on building communities’ resilience to cope with the growing uncertainty of urban risk to natural hazards is becoming more important for protecting the lives and livelihoods of urban residents. The IFRC is partnering with African National Societies (NS) with an interest in developing and/or expanding capacities in UDRR to serve as leads in particular cities of Africa, as well as several Partner National Societies (PNS) and external partners that have a presence in and are undertaking UDRR efforts in Africa.

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Publication date: 10/07/2013

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National Societies
Africa, IFRC
Climate Change, Disaster risk reduction, Resilience
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