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Expand thinking around how to deal with communities on high-risk lands.

Ideally, households would not be located on high-risk lands. However, with a significant portion of the Peruvian population living in high-risk areas, resettlement is not an option for everyone. Government and non-government organizations should work with vulnerable communities to build community understanding and capacity to address their hazard risk. Simple solutions can often fundamentally reduce disaster risk. In parallel, governments, NGOs, the private sector, and communities should collaboratively explore solutions to mitigate risk, such as improving or restoring drainage, elevating homes, or building other types of protection infrastructure. However, it should be communicated that even with these ‘solutions’ there is residual risk communities need to be aware of and prepared to address.

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