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The Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is one of the most disaster prone states and is regularly affected by droughts, floods and cyclones. It is estimated that about 44% of AP's total territory is vulnerable to tropical storms, floods and related hazards. The state has experienced more than hundred medium to major scale cyclones and floods over the last hundred years.In this paper, Oxfam looks beyond disaster response and relief strategies to advocate for long term disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction mechanisms that will protect communities from natural disasters. In 1997, Oxfam GB initiated efforts for creating a culture of disaster preparedness in Andhra Pradesh. The key components of this initiative are: Community Based Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction of Vulnerable communities through Housing, Insurance, training, health awareness, drinking water
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  Author : N. Hari KrishnaPhotos : Rajanikant YadhavIllustrations : S. Jayraj Editing, Layout and Design by  New Concept Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.www.newconceptinfo.com        O      x        f    a   m    G B   i   n     I      n     d        i                          a Since 1951   Creating a Culture of Disaster Preparedness A Monograph on Experience of Oxfam GB in Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness in Andhra Pradesh
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