To assist communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies through establishing better preparedness, response and recovery mechanisms in a coordinated and systematic manner to mitigate the impacts of natural and/or manmade disasters.
Climate change, environmental degradation, population growth, increased urbanization, unsustainable development in hazard-prone areas, risky technologies, and growing social and economic inequalities have all contributed to a dramatic increase in the impact of disaster events. Many natural disasters are cyclical and to some degree predictable. Communities can be prepared and made more resilient to these events, and their impacts can be mitigated and moderated through appropriately designed interventions and awareness about risks. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is any activity carried out by a village, community, donor agency or government that helps to prepare, mitigate, adapt and increase resilience towards the impact of disasters.
BB DRR programmes focus on preventive measures and interconnection of relief, recovery, development and preparedness, in which strengthening communities’ resilience is our primary goal. BB always support the communities by providing immediate emergency relief provisions and restoring livelihoods. BBs’ DRR measures aim to improve communities’ physical, social, environmental and economic conditions to prevent re-creating pre-disaster vulnerabilities and enhance their safety and resilience. BB believes that vulnerable groups, they have the potential to mitigate risks, improve preparedness and act as agents of change and need to be involved in DRR, preparedness and response plans, and in defining risks and the type of response they need to make their communities safer.