As the aid budget is debated at party conferences, and in the wake of 400 dying in Pakistan floods, Islamic Relief this week launches a report FEELING THE HEAT.

A dollar of spending on disaster risk reduction projects can deliver $15 worth of reduced disaster damage, according to US government research

In 2010 the world spent 23 times as much on emergency relief for the ten developing countries hit hardest by disasters as it spent on disaster prevention and preparedness.