Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. They often live in the most dangerous locations and are most susceptible to natural disasters, such as floods or droughts.
They are also the ones who will have to leave behind their homes, jobs and farmland when fleeing from acts of war. Often they do not have anything or anyone to fall back on. Disasters destroy investments of years and obstruct further development. This means that the most effective disaster response demands synergy between humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development.
Cordaid ‘s mission is to build flourishing communities. Cordaid believes that disaster resilience is a key characteristic of flourishing communities.