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Care for Disaster Risk Reduction

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To provide care that leaves no one behind during a disaster, it is important to address the diversity of people living in society, and inclusion are important. This chapter describes the phenomenon of disaster nursing and existing theories of community care. It proposes a meta-knowledge of disaster nursing called “care for DRR” regarding human protection. Nursing is an integration of “care” and “cure.” Care in disaster is different from everyday nursing, and nurses have special needs with unpaid care and domestic work during a disaster in a nonhospital setting. The essence of the SDGs is that the 17 goals are interrelated. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction, which is a global agenda for disaster reduction, provided an opportunity to address fundamental issues in an interdisciplinary discussion and to grasp the overall picture of issues and challenges occurring in the world related to the SDGs and the direction in which the world is moving in the future. It is the most appropriate way to provide equitable nontherapeutic care to disaster survivors in the affected areas, including integrated health education and promotion as community resilience. It also includes regular water, sanitation, food, and shelter monitoring. It is also essential to identify high-risk and vulnerable populations and address sensitive issues such as aberrant sexual behavior and violence. It is required to generate credible information, including gender issues, culture, lifestyle, and local people’s perceptions; systems and communicating risks in the face of changing technologies are among the challenges.

It can connect the importance of UHC as a preventive service, and it’s the challenge of “SDG5, Target 5.4 value unpaid care” and other goals seemingly irrelevant. Since the Sustainable Development Goals aim to address these multifaceted factors, achieving these goals will also reduce the vulnerability of at-risk populations during human security in disasters.


  • Care for disaster risk reduction
  • Human security
  • Primary health care
  • Regular monitoring
  • Risk communication
  • Empowerment

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Kanbara, S., Joshi, A.S., Miyagawa, S., Miyazaki, H. (2022). Care for Disaster Risk Reduction. In: Kanbara, S., Miyagawa, S., Miyazaki, H. (eds) Disaster Nursing, Primary Health Care and Communication in Uncertainty. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham.

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