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Plan of Action for South Sudan

Plan of Action for South Sudan

Jan 2010

Through its emergency and rehabilitation programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to strengthen the livelihoods and build the resilience of households and communities before disasters. This is achieved through measures to avoid (prevention) or limit (mitigation) the adverse effects of hazards and to provide timely and reliable hazard forecasts and early warning for early action (preparedness).

FAO activities focus on saving lives, restoring livelihoods and property during the emergency response phase, while recovery and rehabilitation interventions are based on the building back better principle: increased resilience to future hazards can be achieved through interventions that facilitate the transition from relief to development over the longer term. FAO defines the systematic approach to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and possibility of disaster as disaster risk management (DRM).