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Disaster management ‘requires collaboration and information’

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Scientists can only dissect and deflect disasters if they have ‘comprehensive’ data, EU unit says

Preventing and reducing the severity of disasters like the Covid-19 pandemic requires policymakers to work with researchers and other groups and promote access to information, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre evidence service has said.

“Collaboration among different groups and sectors of society is key to reducing disaster risk,” the JRC said in a book on disaster risk management it published on 23 March, based on past disasters and advice from over 300 experts. “Working across disciplines and sectors facilitates the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based policies.”

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