Floods affect more people globally than any other type of natural disaster and cause some of the largest economic, social and humanitarian losses.
The Zurich Flood Resilience Program is an innovative initiative that includes Zurich Insurance, Wharton Business School, International Institute of Applied System Analysis, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Practical Action to look at the role of financing pre-event mitigation measures in building resilience to floods in communities that need it the most. The initiative is developing early-warning systems and other measures in flood-prone areas of Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal and Peru, which directly benefits 125,000 people.
The Zurich Flood Resilience Program is developing early-warning systems and other measures in flood-prone areas of Mexico, Nepal, Indonesia and Peru, which directly benefits 125,000 people.
1,653 community members trained in first aid, family and flood emergency preparedness.
250 people trained to act as first responders during emergencies in their communities.
11 communities evaluated for potential flood-risk mitigation projects, with implementation of selected projects throughout 2015.
322 people trained on early warning systems and first aid.
2,648 people benefit from strengthened emergency shelters, skills-based training and small-scale irrigation.
22 district-level governmental and non-governmental stakeholders trained on early warning systems.
Risk engineers deployed on the ground provided advice and helped design tools to select communities at risk.
Community-level training on implementation of disaster risk reduction law, first aid and evacuation.
At the national level, work with the National Congress focused on including disaster risk reduction in new laws.