The challenge

Global crises are increasingly complex and multi-dimensional; interconnected across geographical and regional boundaries, cyclical, recurrent and increasingly urban and protracted in nature. The impact of the crisis is in most cases particularly severe for the urban poor, those exposed already to chronic vulnerabilities, and the displaced. Many developing country cities are unable to implement preparedness and risk reduction programmes, including retrofitting their infrastructure.

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“My greatest wish is to look after my parents and provide them a comfortable, secure house to live in. I am happy that I have achieved this goal. UN-Habitat staff supported me and appreciated my contribution in constructing this house. I am very grateful for all the support by this project”

Ms. Sellaiya Sivasothi, 52

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David Evans
Chief, Capacity Development and Training Unit
Urban Practices Branch, Global Solutions Division