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Climate-related stresses and shocks already figure prominently in the lives of many people and particularly so in the lives of the poor. Events such as droughts, floods and storms are often terrible experiences for those affected: they cause great loss of life, destroy countless livelihoods and leave millions
of people devastated.

PACIDA's Disaster risk reduction Program strategies seek to build resilience and reduce vulnerability, and therefore offer capacities to support adaptation, in respect to coping with extreme events such as drought, floods and storms as well as addressing longer term issues such as ecosystem degradation that increase vulnerability to these events. The program also seeks to build the capacity of the ASAL communities to withstand the challenges associated with disasters in particularly those that are caused by regular drought and conflicts. During such periods, the community undergoes various difficulties, some of which can be mitigated and the impacts reduced.

The main goal of the program is to work with the communities on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to ensure negative effects of drought and other disasters are reduced significantly to save lives of the community members and their livelihoods and foundation of community assets.

PACIDA's DRR program aims to build disaster resilience through climate change adaptations and responding to emergencies. With the glaring effects of climate change surrounding pastoralism, it is necessary to equip and strengthen the vulnerable and marginalized sections of pastoralists to enable them build resilience.