Underlying Risk Factors
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The Fourth Priority of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) mandates a reduction in the underlying factors of disaster risk. Honoured too often in the breach, this particular mandate is nonetheless the heart of the HFA and has become increasingly important throughout the period covered by the three published GARs. Global surveys of people involved with DRR have shown that increasing the emphasis on reducing these risk factors is an almost universal concern, one that is intensifying all the time.