Climate change is causing more severe and frequent disasters, affecting the lives and livelihoods of people across the world. In Central Asia-specifically Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-storms and floods are being exacerbated by the effects of climate change and together with earthquakes and floods are among the region’s most severe natural hazards. Central Asia remains vulnerable to many natural hazards. With increasing climatic risks, enhanced disaster risk resilience is vital to saving lives and preventing economic losses. Capacity building is key to strengthening the region’s climate and disaster risk preparedness. Strengthening Financial Resilience and Accelerating Risk Reduction in Central Asia Program (SFRARR) is focusing on this essential pillar to ensure that concrete improvements in risk-informed decision making will persist long after the program concludes at the end of 2024.

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