Disaster Risk Reduction
The East African Region is prone to natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides, strong winds, lightning and their secondary impacts of diseases and epidemics. Drought, floods, landslides and epidemics are the most frequent. The region is equally prone to man-made disasters such as urban fires and water pollution.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) includes all the policies, strategies and measures that can make people, cities and countries more resilient to hazards and reduce risk and vulnerability to disasters.
Individual EAC Partner States have limitations of resources for coping with the cross-border issues and large-scale disasters individually. Cooperation and partnership among the Partner States are indispensable in disaster risk management. The EAC DRRM Strategy provides formulation of the cross-border cooperation / collaboration mechanism among the Partner States.