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December 2016

Insuring against Humanitarian Disasters: Will it work?

December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford, OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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"In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods. Responses were often late, underfunded and poorly coordinated, and recovery will take years. Do extreme events have to turn into disasters with huge loss of lives and suffering? Can we learn from insurance, and use innovative risk financing…

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