Animals in Disasters

When disasters occur, the effects are often devastating for both people and animals.  

People rely heavily on animals as a source of food and income, and as companions. Their lives are inextricably linked. To improve a country's resilience to disasters and aid recovery efforts, governments, international bodies, NGOs, and professionals need to work together to ensure animals are adequately catered for in disaster management plans. Read about our experts’ work on the ground helping people and animals affected by natural disasters. Read the latest news, blogs and scientific research related to animals in disasters.  

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Gerardo is the Regional Disasters Operations Director for World Animal Protection in Latin America.
Tristan is a Director of Economists at Large, and provides economic assessment of World Animal Protection Disaster Management work.