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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Peru

Community members living in high-altitude neighborhoods of Puno map hazards and emergency response actions.

In this next installment in the Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to the southeastern regions of Puno and Cusco in Peru. Here USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has been working through its partners with the government and the private sector to help communities prepare for future disasters.

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on South Africa

Members of Rescue South Africa prepare to deploy to the Philippines in response to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Photo courtesy of Rescue South Africa.

USAID’s commitment to disaster risk reduction includes an extensive focus on building first responder capacity around the globe. Thirteen years ago, USAID took notice of a nascent first responder organization based in Johannesburg—Rescue South Africa.

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia

Traditional  tilling results in crops that are shorter and less abundant  (left) than those produced using conservation  agriculture methods (right), which include ripping and  furrowing the land, allowing it to retain more rainwater.

The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Haiti

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This installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Haiti where we are working to reduce the risks posed by floods in Port-au-Prince. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on India

Assistance in India after two cyclones hit the region

In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we explore the progress made in India after two cyclones hit the region 14 years ago. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on South Asia Monsoon Flooding

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In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we explore how monsoon rains are both a vital part of life and a potential source of floods. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Guatemala

Disaster relief in Guatemala

In this next installment of the USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Guatemala. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Bangladesh

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In this next installment of the USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Bangladesh where disaster risk reduction activities have saved countless lives there Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Paraguay

Working to prevent wildfire in Paraguay. Photo Credit: USAID

In this next installment of the (PDF)USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Paraguay. Since 2001, USAID has partnered with Paraguay to improve the country’s approach to disaster management, with a concentrated effort on preventing and responding to wildfires. In recent years, USAID supported Paraguay’s development of its National Plan for Integrated Fire Management. […]

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