Disasters in Asia: the case for legal preparedness

This report highlights how better legislation can help to significantly reduce the human suffering caused by the growing number of natural disasters. It highlights three areas where IFRC expects law to make a key difference in Asia Pacific and where the Red Cross and Red Crescent is supporting governments to tackle the problems: international assistance, including a case study in Indonesia; securing shelter, including a case study in Sri Lanka, and risk reduction, including a case study in the Philippines.