Volume 19 Issue 1, 2004

Global Challenges in Disaster Reduction

Sálvano Briceño

Archived Article


Gone are the days during which we reacted to disasters as they occurred, living from one catastrophe to another. Gone too are the days in which communities stand alone to cope with local hazards, receiving little (if any) acknowledgement or support from the outside world. Today we live in a globalised world, in every sense of the word: what impacts one community impacts us all.