Africa urged to adopt new poverty model

African countries should include disaster risk reduction in their national development plans if efforts to reduce poverty are to succeed. African governments have to take more proactive steps to minimize on the damage and cost of disasters, such as droughts and floods, which have been on a steady rise. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, more than 1,800 disasters killed more than 700,000 people in Africa over the past 30 years and affecting 300 million others. Read more here.


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