During FY21, the World Bank approved 7 new disaster risk management (DRM) projects for Sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in an additional $1.2 billion in support for 6 countries (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, and South Sudan). In that same fiscal year, GFDRR provided a total of $6.6 million in financing for DRM efforts in the region across four priority areas: 1) risk-informed decision making, 2) reducing risk and mainstreaming DRM, 3) financial preparedness to manage disaster and climate shocks, and 4) disaster preparedness and resilient recovery. This intensified engagement has resulted in comprehensive disaster risk reduction interventions that will contribute to resilience building, including in the context of COVID-19.