Ricardo Mena was the director of the office. He stressed that approximately US$120 billion of the total expenditure was used for emergency responses, while US$7.7 trillion was used for rehabilitation, relief work, and recovery.
Mexico City (apro). – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction regretted that global investments to mitigate and prevent the damage from increasingly frequent natural catastrophes have plummeted.
According to the UN Office’s report on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), only 50 cents of every $100 spent on disaster development assistance are used for preventing the consequences of these disasters.
The director of the office, Ricardo Mena, stated, “Of the US$133 billion in official development assistance allocated to disasters between 2010 and 2019, only US$5.5 billion was used to avoid or significantly reduce disaster risks and impacts. measures. “.
He also stressed that the majority of the emergency response expenditures are approximately 120 billion U.S. Dollars and 7.7 billion U.S. Dollars for reconstruction, disaster relief, and recovery.
He said: “This indicates that, if you want to face the exponential increase in recent decades,” we need to invest more in disaster prevention.