World Disasters Report 2022: Trust, Equity and Local Action. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to avert the next global crisis

Marshall, M.
Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2023
Research, reports and studies
Disasters, COVID-19

The World Disaster Report 2022 is an annual publication by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) that provides a comprehensive overview of the humanitarian challenges faced by communities around the world. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of natural and man-made disasters, including data on disaster frequency, disaster-related deaths, people affected, economic losses, and the impacts on communities and livelihoods.

The report highlights the growing impact of climate change and the increased frequency of extreme weather events, leading to humanitarian needs and increased challenges for disaster risk reduction and response efforts. The report also emphasizes the need for greater investment in disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, improved disaster risk governance and the importance of community engagement in disaster response efforts. Additionally, the report highlights the need for a more humanitarian, rights-based and people-centered approach to disaster response and the importance of investing in resilience building, recovery and rehabilitation to build back better.