At the Fall 2015 meeting of the Consultative Group of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (Berlin, 28-29 October, 2015), the GFDRR Secretariat was asked to prepare a discussion paper on the nexus between natural disasters, conflict and fragility in order to guide GFDRR activities in the future. This version of the paper is jointly sponsored by the GFDRR and the Government of Germany.