Delivering the Promise of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts (FCAC)

A Case Study of the NGO GOAL's Response to the Syria Conflict

Published in: Progress in Disaster Science (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.pdisas.2021.100172

Posted on RAND.org on April 22, 2021

by Sonny Patel, Bernard McCaul, Gabriela Cáceres, Laura E.R. Peters, Ronak B. Patel, Aaron Clark-Ginsberg

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) has helped to reduce global disaster risk, but there has been a lack of progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for people living in fragile and conflict affected contexts (FCAC). Given the mounting evidence that DRR cannot be implemented through conventional approaches in FCAC, serious efforts must be made to understand how to meet SFDRR's goals. This paper offers a case study of international non-governmental organization GOAL's programming that responds to the protracted crisis in Syria, with critical discussion on SFDRR and how to adapt humanitarian relief and disaster resilience.

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