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This risk profile is currently being updated with new data from the 2013 Global Risk Update.
Germany has focal point(s) for  
National Platform
Sendai Framework

Focal Points

Sendai Framework, National Platform

Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)

Contact: Senior Advisor
Phone: +49228995503704 +49 172 517 0731

Hyogo Framework for Action

German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)

Contact: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +49 22844601827 / +49 228 619-1290 +49-1629097040

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Institutional Structure / National Platform Description

Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe, BBK)



The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) was established on 1 May 2004 within the remit of the Federal Ministry of the Interior as a central organisational element working to ensure the safety of the population, combining and providing all relevant tasks and information in a single place.

Following the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015 – 2030) the German Federal Government set up a Coordinating Office for the implementation of the Sendai Framework as a National Focal Point at the BBK. In course of the establishment of the Office of the National Focal Point the German National Platform was restructured.


The National Focal Point for the Sendai Framework is embedded in an Inter-Ministerial Working Group for the Sendai Framework Process in Germany. This Inter-Ministerial Working Group is currently forming the National Platform and consists of the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) and the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Red Cross (GRC). Through this Inter-Ministerial Working Group, the National Focal Point gains the legitimacy to act on behalf of the German Federal Government.

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HFA Progress Reports

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Other Policy, Plans & Statements

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Country Information

82.6 million
GDP 2007:
1,999.5 billion USD

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