At IDV, we're committed to sustainable disaster recovery and long term community regeneration. That means that rather than just picking up the pieces, we rebuild to a better standard than before and help communities become more able to resist and recover from future disasters.
To accomplish this goal, we need to understand disasters as more than just natural events that are completely outside our control. We need to recognise the factors that make a population vulnerable to natural disasters and inhibit recovery.
This section is about understanding's IDV's comprehensive approach to disaster and highlighting how certain factors can make a community vulnerable to disaster. These factors can have roots in the choices we make at home.
If you're brand new to IDV, and have never considered the global picture of disasters, we recommend you start by considering the question, are disasters natural? This is the question that defines IDV's approach to disaster response. The rest of this section focuses on how making the choice to become more responsible global citizens can have a positive effect on long term disaster trends.
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