Making Cities Safer ... Before Disaster Strikes
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Building a Culture of Prevention
A Stop Disasters publication for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Support for this publication is gratefully acknowledged to the following sponsors:
Overseas Development Administration (ODA),
Swiss IDNDR National Committee
IDNDR Australian Coordination Committee
Contrasto Photo Agency
and other donors through the IDNDR Trust Fund. We specially welcome the support of the Contrasto Photo Agency, a new collaborative IDNDR partner. Contributions by Magnum and Saba Photo Agencies are also acknowledged.
Photo credits for cover:
Centre photo: La Paz, Bolivia, M. Edwards/Still Pictures.
Front cover to back, clockwise: Children in Khartoum, Sudan, C. Guarita/Still Pictures; The 1988 earthquake, Kirovakan, Armenia, R. Koch/Contrasto; Flooded river, Bangladesh, G. Moti/Still Pictures; Fire and flood after 1994 Los Angeles earthquake, S. Starr/Saba/Contrasto; The 1988 Spitak earthquake, Armenia, R. Koch/Contrasto; Collapsed bridge, The 1994 Los Angeles earthquake, S. Starr/Saba/Contrasto; Shantytown devastated by floods, Ormoc City, Philippines, N. Dickinson/Still Pictures; Ash on a car after Mt. Pinatubo eruption, A. Garcia/ Saba/Contrasto; Heavy rains in Yabello town, Ethiopia, H. Tim/Still Pictures.