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International Recovery Platform

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

GFDRR's mission is to mainstream disaster reduction and climate change adaptation in country development strategies to reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards.

GFDRR was established to help developing countries — particularly those identified as the most vulnerable natural disaster “hotspots” — enhance their capacity for disaster prevention, emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. GFDRR is a unique long-term partnership of the World Bank, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), Australia, Canada, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, OFDA/USAID, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

GFDRR was created to support and strengthen the ISDR system that was established to reverse trends in disaster loss by 2015. Launched in September 2006, GFDRR responds to a call from the international community to accelerate the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Hyogo Framework is the global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts adopted by the United Nations.