WFP’s policy on disaster risk reduction and management focuses on building resilience and capacity among the most vulnerable people, communities and countries to ensure food and nutrition security while reducing the risk of disaster and protecting and enhancing lives and livelihoods. The policy emphasizes that disaster risk reduction bridges emergency response, recovery and development with targeted prevention, mitigation and preparedness activities. Gender considerations are crucial in addressing disaster risks because men and women are affected differently by disasters. Leveraging China’s knowledge and experience in aspect of disaster risk reduction through South-South Cooperation for other developing countries’ capacity strengthening, based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China and WFP in 2019, is one of four prioritized areas of WFP China Office served as the WFP Centre of Excellence for Rural Transformation (WFP China COE) and could contribute to developing countries’ resilience to disasters.

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