The World Disasters Report 2015 has shown that local communities played a critical life-saving role in recently-experienced disasters, and focuses on the urgent need to invest more in local communities to best prepare for future disasters.
The report examines the complex and challenging relationship between local and international humanitarian organisations responding to crises and calls for greater recognition of local organisations, more equal partnerships and mutual accountability.
The report finds that many more lives can be saved before, during and after disasters, provided we get the balance right by adequately supporting local organisations and communities.
The World Disasters Report is produced each year by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and includes a summary of disaster data and the latest analysis on disaster management.
Take a look at the report on the IFRC website.