Disaster Risk Reduction

Activity

Sahel Resilience and Learning

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative has realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

Activity

Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

Evaluation

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program - Mid-Term Performance Evaluation Report

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program (KPRP), previously called the Malakand Reconstruction and Recovery Program (MRRP), supports efforts by the Government of Pakistan to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed by the conflict during Taliban insurgency (2007-2009) and the 2010 floods in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province. The program works under USAID Assistance Agreement2 for the implementation of Emergency Supplemental Funding. The evaluation covers the first 45 months of the program, from March 26, 2010 to December 31, 2014. 

Evaluation

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) - Evaluation Report

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) is an USAID/Nepal initiative to respond to substantial damage caused by heavy flooding of 2007 and 2008 in a number of Terai districts of Nepal. The implementation work began in May 2008 through FINTRAC Inc. in asscociation with Nepal-based partners METCON and FORWARD. The program completed at the end of October 2012 in three phases with an investment of USD 8.5 million and covering a total of 7 districts, including Dadeldura in the hills in Phase III.

Evaluation

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Indonesia - Final Evaluation Report

The final evaluation of the World Neighbors (WN)’s program “Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Indonesia” World Neighbors (MW) was conducted for 24 days from August 12 – September 9, 2013, with field visits to 17 villages or 22% of the total 78 villages in the five Islands (Flores, Timor, Sumba, Lombok and Sumbawa) where the program is implemented.

Brief

USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector Update

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.

PhotoEssay

Photo Essay: Building Resilience in Cities Devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines on November 8, 2013. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan caused severe flooding and inflicted serious wind damage, impacting 16 million people and displacing more than 4 million. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while 1.1 million homes were damaged or destroyed.

Website

USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance - WASH in Emergencies

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases. WASH interventions in emergencies often include promotion of good hygienic practices, construction or repair of latrines, removal of solid waste, and provision of safe, treated water.

Strategy and Guidance

Latin America and the Caribbean Disaster Risk Reduction Plan 2015-2019

For more than 30 years, USAID has been a leader in disaster risk reduction (DRR), pioneering approaches that have built regional and national disaster response capacities to confront a whole range of hazards. In Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID—through its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance—has trained more than 70,000 people in emergency management and disaster response.