Resilience is the ability of an individual, a household, a community, a country or a region to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from a disaster or crisis such as drought, violence, conflict or natural disaster. Strengthening the resilience of populations can help greatly reduce the impacts of recurrent natural and man-made disasters, affecting millions every year. Developing countries register 97% of natural disaster-related deaths and the highest losses in terms of living conditions. Increasing resilience in these countries is an important objective of the European Commission.
The European Commission and Action against Hunger are jointly launching an exhibition to bring resilience closer to the Spanish public. The exhibition will open on 21 January 2016 at 18:00 at the High School of Professional Design (ESDIP) in Madrid, Spain and will last one month.
The national ambassadors who participated in the initiative, as well as representatives from the European Commission and Action Against Hunger, will be present at the launch event.
The exhibition features graphic illustrations of simple and easy to understand actions which contribute to resilience building. Renowned artists have participated in this work. See the publication with graphic illustrations.