Animals in Disasters: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction presented a big step forward from its predecessor the Hyogo Framework for Action

The focus moved from disaster management to disaster risk management, with the priorities for action converging on reducing risk, enhancing resilience and preventing disaster-related losses. Whereas HFA largely focused on saving people’s lives and protecting their physical infrastructure, the Sendai Framework recognises that effective Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) requires expanding the focus to include the protection of livelihoods and productive assets, and this includes livestock, working animals, tools and seeds.