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A woman finds a metal pot amongst the remains of her home, devastated by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake
Credit: 
Warren Antiola

Support, relief and capacity building in the wake of large-scale disasters, either natural or man-made, is one of the main focuses of international aid. Such disasters mean that lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and development are severely disrupted or destroyed. But sometimes it takes a significant disaster to alert wide-scale attention to long-existing problems and their underlying causes.

 

Timeline for Disaster relief

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.