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Palau Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit

February 2016

Threats and hazards present long-term risks to people and their property. Disaster Risk Reduction measures are actions taken to eliminate, prevent or reduce the negative impacts of hazards. By reducing the impact of disasters through successful risk reduction measures, which facilitates quick response, speedup recovery, creates “building back better” and therefore, a more resilient communities. This CBDRM toolkit establishes a common platform or foundation for coordinating and addressing how communities manages risks, as well as describes mitigation roles across the whole community. The toolkit also addresses how the community will lessen the impact of disaster by employing disaster risk assessment tools. These tools include identifying the hazards, vulnerabilities, and capacities to develop and apply risk reduction measures to reduce loss of life, protect property, social and economic structures.