The number of emergency operations in response to cyclones, floods, volcanic eruptions and epidemics is growing, while the impacts of climate change increases the vulnerability of the Indian Ocean islands.

However disasters are no fate, they can be managed and reduced”.
Sensitize developing contingency plans, building retaining walls and safe areas, or even setting up warning and communication systems are helping activities into people resilience.

Even if mitigation activities are not publicized enough in the media, they remain essential. As auxiliary to the government, the Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies are a key part of the emergency assistance infrastructure and work with local communities. With more than 800 local committees and 35000 active volunteers in the Indian Ocean, PIROI is able to mitigate the impact of natural disasters. « Act now, to save tomorrow ».