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Developing an International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Disaster reduction is a prime concern of Colombia, as it is vulnerable to many natural disasters such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes, and even hurricanes. Although Colombia’s commitment to disaster reduction has been going on for over three decades, there are still many gaps and deficiencies of the disaster reduction plan. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has been supporting Colombia since 2008 helping with modeling potential risks in the capital city, Bogota. Then in 2010, the GFDRR began to help with understanding risk and the problems in Colombia’s disaster reduction plan at a national level.
Colombia places a great deal of importance on disaster risk reduction, shown through the remarkable progress that has been made. In 2013, the former Director of Risk management, Ms. Pulido, stated that Colombia is advancing in disaster risk preparedness and financial risk transfer mechanisms. There is still the issue of overpopulation, as well as areas that are highly prone…