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Conflict Transformation and Quality of Response

Natural and manmade disasters threaten and destroy the lives, homes and jobs of millions of people. Many of them are trapped in a vicious cycle of inequality, poverty and violence.

The world has become increasingly less peaceful in recent years. One-third of the world's poor live in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Growing numbers of natural disasters hit poor people hardest. Climate change means that extreme weather is predicted to become more frequent and more intense. Poor countries are most vulnerable; 81 per cent of disaster-related deaths are in low-income and lower-middle income countries, even though these account for only 33 per cent of disasters. 

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