Lessons learned from COVID-19 response for disaster risk management

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Decision and policy makers in disaster management are compelled to look at alternative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. They require integrated measures to both reduce the spread of COVID-19 and response to disasters. The measures to mitigate damage of disaster amid COVID-19 can become expensive and inefficient compared to single disaster responses, resulting in delays. Hence, a balance is crucial to successfully manage co-occurring disasters, and new holistic approaches are necessary to produce efficient responses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2027-2032
Number of pages6
JournalNatural Hazards
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Disaster
  • Hazard
  • Management
  • Risk


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