Risk Reduction in Emergencies

Risk Reduction in EmergenciesRisk Reduction in Emergencies

Women and children are more vulnerable than men in the event of a disaster or an accident, said Amir Mohsen Rezaei, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society. “Based on the accident records collected from 141 countries between 1981 and 2002, it was seen that women and children are 14 times more than men at risk of death during a contingency,” he said on Monday, reported. Noting that the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the 3rd UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015, stipulates a broader and a more people-centered preventive approach to disaster risk, he said women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, poor people, migrants, indigenous peoples, as well as volunteers must be engaged, in order for disaster risk reduction practices to be efficient and effective.