CWS: reduce risk before disaster strikes

Donna Derr, director of development and humanitarian assistance for CWS, tells an audience at the Brookings Institution that the best defense is to develop plans that will help make us more risk averse.

Natural disasters will not go away, and it's often the world's most vulnerable communities most at risk for suffering in calamities. That's why Church World Service works to help reduce the risks vulnerable communities face. Donna Derr, director of development and humanitarian assistance for CWS, tells an audience at the Brookings Institution that the best defense is to develop plans that will help make us more risk averse.

Donna Derr, Church World Services: Natural disasters will continue to strike, so our best defense is to develop plans that will help make us more risk averse. Unless we do, we're going to see greater loss of life and infrastructure.

 

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